Saving the planet sounds like a big job. It’s not an undertaking designed for one person and a single, swooping grand gesture won’t magically undo decades worth of water pollution, carbon emission, or overwhelmed landfills. What will make a huge impact is a collection of small acts of kindness from everyday living- the National Ocean Service recommends these simple choices can support the notion that “protecting the planet starts with you”. Now before you run out for an expensive compost bin or book a solar panel estimate, you may have sustainable potential already stocked in your pantry or medicine cabinet at home. Consciously using a non-toxic cleanser, opting for some zero waste personal items, or simply reusing an empty pasta sauce jar all have the power to be kind to your home environment and treat the planet with some much needed TLC.
Read on for five Earth forward tips so you can start doing some good that you can really feel good about just in time for Earth Day.