It's Earth Month, Are You Doing Your Part?

by Stephanie Wong • Apr 26, 2011 2:34 PM PDT

Design • Style • Shopping • Fashion

It's Earth Month, Are You Doing Your Part?

April is Earth Month. Are you doing your part to make a difference? Small changes can make a big impact.


You don't have to turn your life upside down and change everything at once. Make little changes where you can! Here are a few ideas to get you started -


* Use a reusable water bottle - Choose a stainless steel variety or one that is BPA free. BPA is a toxic substance used to make clear and shatterproof plastic. BPA has been linked to cancer, interferes with fertility, and could contribute to childhood behavioral problems like hyperactivity.


* Use reusable shopping totes - Start by purchasing one or two to supplement your paper or plastic grocery bags, then build up your collection to eliminate them all together.


* Switch to CFL light bulbs
as your current ones burn out. CFL bulbs are more expensive but they last a lot longer. Switching out your old bulbs with new CFL bulbs will save on your energy bill in the long run.


* Pack your lunch in a reusable lunch box or bag - There are so many styles to choose from these days, you won't look like a nerd when bringing your lunch to work. Rather, you'll look smart and savvy!


Even the simplest things can go a long way towards making a big difference. Take small steps towards a better future by committing to be earth friendly whenever you are able.



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