If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere. – Vincent Van Gogh
Spring is finally in the Hair, the flowers are blooming and the pollen is everywhere! I was recently out on a housecall/playdate (Yes! I do organic haircolor services in the comfort of your home) with my kiddos tagging along and my daughter was admiring the trees we were passing with gorgeous white and pink blooms. She said, “Mom, God is a really good artist!!” My heart melted, “Yes! He is!” Look around and you will see the most beautiful art work everywhere!
Every day we should be celebrating and nurturing our earth however April 26th is Earth Day! So I would like to challenge you this month to make a change in your own lifestyle that will help to keep the environment beautiful and make the world a better place.
Here are a few ways you can get started!
1) When you go shopping, use reusable bags for your groceries. Or if you prefer plastic, reuse them as trash bags instead of buying actual trash bags.
2) Use a refillable stainless steel or glass water bottle instead of buying a plastic bottle of water. Less plastic, less pollution.
3) Purchase products and support companies who follow ethical standards, avoid toxic chemicals such as petroleum and pesticides, whom also are certified by the Soil Association and Cruelty Free International. Companies like Neal’s Yard Remedies know the importance of choosing organic farming to avoid polluting chemicals that can affect the health of local farmers, people and wildlife.
4) Save Electricity by unplugging appliances that aren’t in use and switching off non-essential lights Also upgrading to low-energy light bulbs can help conserve.
5) Save Water by turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth or while washing the dishes.
6) Carpool as much as possible. This will cut down on the pollution that goes into the air.
7) Give back to the Earth by avoiding pesticides on our crops, soil and avoid harming our useful insects such as bees.
I hope these tips will help you to make more earth-friendly choices to recycle, reuse and reduce.