Happy 40th anniversary Earth Day!
Make a commitment to change
In honor of Earth Day, commit to making 3 changes in your lifestyle to help the environment.
What items do you use the most that you could find a more environmentally-friendly alternative for?
Here are my 3 Earth Day resolutions:
We seem to go through batteries like milk in my house, and I am embarrassed to count how many are in the to-be-recycled box. This year I plan to invest in rechargeable batteries. If anyone can recommend a good set/charger that works well, I would greatly appreciate the advice.
Reusable lunch bags
I pack two lunchboxes each day and use plastic containers when I can, but I find it difficult to fit more than a few in the lunchbox. I found some reusable, dishwasher safe bags at Lunchskins. I am going to test out a few, in hopes of reducing the plastic bag usage in the house.
I wanted one resolution to include a new recycling program and found a company that recycles old crayons called CrazyCrayons.com. The crayons are recycled into new cool crayons in different shapes and sold at Earthlingcrayons.com.
This program is helping to reduce the number of petroleum-based wax crayons discarded in land fields. They also frequently employee people with disabilities through Opportunities Unlimited which just makes this program that much better in my opinion.
I will begin recycling the crayons in my home as well as set up a few collection boxes for the organizations I am involved in to collect more.