This year’s focus on Earth Day is to end plastic pollution. From poisoning and injuring marine life to disrupting human hormones, from littering our beaches and landscapes to clogging our waste streams and landfills, the exponential growth of plastics is now threatening the survival of our planet.
In response, Earth Day 2018 is dedicated to providing the information and inspiration needed to fundamentally change human attitude and behavior about plastics. You can sign the petition here: https://www.earthday.org/.
Ten Green Things You Can Do
Green values can help build a safer, healthier environment. This list is for those who have the green spirit and want to incorporate it into their lives. Please make it Earth Day all year long by incorporating these practices into your daily life.
Work to pass mandatory recycling & composting laws
Reuse bags and egg cartons
Use recycled paper products
Avoid using polystyrene foam (use washables and alternatives)
Start a recycling program where you work (ask us for tips)
Be responsible and creative with leftover food
Re-use envelopes, jars, paper bags and scrap paper
Urge local restaurants to stop using foam containers
Mend and repair, rather than discard and replace
Use non-toxic, biodegradable soaps and detergents