5 Tips to Celebrating Greener Earth Day
Who knew that choosing the right clothing for your skin would make a difference in our environment
Aside from the popular “Reuse, Reduce, and Recycle,” making an eco-conscious choice to wear organic clothes, among others, also helps to protect our planet's resources and our health.
Every March, International Earth Day events are usually swamped with tree planting activities, clean-up drives, volunteer projects, and other gatherings. And despite the COVID-19 pandemic, we can still exercise our individual responsibility towards Mother Earth by always choosing #green.
As Cottonique joins the whole world in observing the annual event this year, here are 5 planet-friendly tips to celebrate Earth Day through greener ways. After all, the most important lesson that Earth Day instills is to create more mindful decisions best for your and the environment.
1. EAT HEALTHY
If you ever made a resolution to eat more vegetables this year, you might want to revisit your promise for the benefit of Mother Earth.
According to an article, cutting down your consumption of junk food, fast food, and other discretionary food reduces a significant portion of food-related environmental impacts like food wastes, energy issues, carbon emissions, and plastic problems. Instead, purchase food products from local producers who don’t have to transport much of their goods from a distance.
This Earth Day, make a decision not to include unhealthy and unsustainable food products on your table. Start by removing processed foods like hotdogs, bacon, and other microwave-ready meals from your diet. Aside from the obvious health-related benefits, eating vitamin-rich fruits and nutrient-rich vegetables helps boost your immune system and skin!
2. MIND YOUR WASTES
When was the last time you tried composting your wastes? We bet you can't even remember. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), yard wastes like dead leaves, branches, and twigs, and food scraps such as fruits, vegetables, eggshells, and others currently "make up more than 30 percent of what we throw away.” The sad part is that people often forget that they can be composted instead.
While this greener waste disposal management may take much time to accomplish, the reduced methane emissions from landfills and lowered carbon footprint that you helped deliver make composting a worthy activity this decade. For tips on composting at home, click here.
3. CONSERVE WATER
While the majority of our planet's surface is covered with water at 71 percent, around 1 percent of it can be used safely as drinking water. And if we don't do something about our wasteful habits, our seemingly finite supply might run out in a few decades.
Pay attention to how much water you utilize daily for your needs. From doing dishes and brushing teeth to taking baths and watering your garden, always keep track of your water usage to save gallons every year.
After all, every drop of water that's wasted is a drop less in our freshwater sources. Here are some ways to prevent wasting water from the EPA.
- Repair leaky faucets and toilets
- Take short showers instead of baths
- Turn off the water to brush your teeth
- Only water the lawn when necessary
- Collect rainwater for irrigation
4. SLASH PLASTIC USE
Aside from signing petitions online and supporting coastal cleanups, lessening your reliance on single-use plastics can go a long way to preserving the environment.
Refrain from using disposable water bottles, containers, straws, cutleries, personal care products, and others made with plastics. Saving the environment goes more than just tossing those products into the recycling bin. To know more about recycling plastics, take a look at this chart.
5. WEAR ORGANIC CLOTHES
It's no secret. The fast-fashion industry isn't always the most sustainable among businesses and it's not difficult to see why.
With environmental impacts like carbon emission contribution, pesticide and insecticide reliance, and use of synthetic fibers, which then pollute the oceans with microplastics, it's high time that we start being more careful and eco-conscious about our clothing choices.
If you're looking for an ethical clothing brand that has earth-friendly benefits, look no further than Cottonique! Our processes remain environmentally friendly to develop allergy-free clothes safe for people with skin allergies and sensitive skin.
In all our collections, we only use 100% chemical-free and GOTS-certified organic cotton. We also lessen our ecological footprint in our production processes through reductions in water, energy, chemical use, and other nature-friendly methods.
To celebrate Earth Day comfortably, here are our recommendations:
For Men's: Try our Men's Light Organic Polo Tee
For Women's: Slip into comfort with our Deborah Latex-Free Support Racerback Bra
You may also try our newly-released hypoallergenic accessories.
When you buy clothes made with organic fabrics, you're not just thinking about your comfort. You also play a small part in keeping our planet, the environment, and water resources clean, healthy, and protected.
To know more about Earth Day and other activities related to the observance this year, visit the site here. May we all remember to care for the planet and the future generations beyond the annual celebration.
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