Happy Earth Day!!
Marc and I are almost ready to leave Boston, well at least our plane is. I definitely am not. Love this place too much. I will have a full race report and recap of our weekend in the following week.
I didn’t think I would have time for another post for Earth Day, but I worked ahead. 😉 I hope everyone is able to get outside and enjoy the wonderful world we live in and takes time to appreciate all the beauty around us today. Get some sun for me as well, we will be stuck on a plane most of the day.
I decided to share some additional tips for making your lifestyle a little more green, and a little less wasteful, and there’s no better day to do it then on Earth Day!! (you didn’t think I could possibly fit them into one post did you?)
Tips for Greening your Lifestyle:
- Buy glass storage containers and reusable food storage bags: Instead of buying more plastic wrap or tin foil, invest in glass storage containers that are washable and reusable. Ditch the plastic sandwich bags and buy the reusable snack bags. They are way cuter and in the end will save you money.
- Invest in Cloth napkins: Cloth napkins can be washed and used time and time again. They make the dinner table look prettier, adding a splash of color, and are great for those food photos. No more wasting money on paper napkins (and trees).
- Ditch the paper towels: It’s now easier than ever to find reusable paper towels, that are super absorbent and can be rinsed, and if really dirty washed, for endless uses. Or use your rags and dish towels, which are also washable.
- Buy organic: Yes organic is better for the environment and it’s not just wise to buy organic foods, but also beauty and skin care too. Organic means no GMO’s, synthetic hormones, pesticides and chemicals.
- Even better visit your local farmers market: There’s no better way to save money and boost the local economy by visiting your farmers market. You support local farmers, and you know where the food comes from. Plus the food is not traveling hundreds and hundreds of miles to get to you.
- Start a Garden: You don’t need a huge yard for this. You can start with growing herbs in small containers and placing on windowsills, or if you have a smaller yard doing a box garden. You save money and your protect the environment, and it’s fun!! Fresh herbs are always a plus when cooking.
- Quit getting junk mail: This is useless paper waste. Go to www.optoutpresreen.com to opt out of credit card offers. You can opt out of junk mail by accessing www.the-dma.org/consumers/offmailinglist.html
- Walk and ride your bike more: Now that the weather is getting nicer, there’s really no excuse not to use our feet for mobile transportation more often. Run errands on your bike. Even carpooling when possible saves the environment.
- Take your own storage containers to restaurants: If you know you’ll have leftovers while dining out, just bring your own container so you don’t waste resources asking for one.
- Shop with reusable bags and produce bags: I see this more and more often now which is great, but reusable bags aren’t just for groceries. I use them when I am going shopping anywhere. I have certain bags for groceries and certain bags for clothing/other items, so I am not transferring any bacteria or germs. Just remember to wash them at least once a month. Reusable produce bags are great for all fruits and vegetables, and you can find them at most natural grocers (wash these frequently as well too).
I will be heading out of town again for another race in Zion National Park so I might be off the radar for a bit. You can stay updated on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook if you really need a play by play of my adventures. 😉
Can’t wait to get back home and find a quiet time to reflect more on my Boston experience and to share it all with you!!
Hope you all have a great week and thanks for the prayers and thoughts on race day!!
Until Next Time Be Whole and Be Fit