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Happy Earth Day!

Hoping today and every day you take action to protect Earth. Small things like unplugging electronics when not in use, or recycling make a big difference when we all do it. Preserving Mother Earth for the next generations is everyone’s responsibility.

One of the things I do is to think every single purchase I make and think of the product cycle and I ask myself these questions:
1. How long will I be able to use this product?
2. What will happen to this product when I no longer need it? Can I resell it, donate it, recycle it or do I have to trash it?
3. How is this product packed/wrapped? How can I dispose or recycle the packing material?

And it is much easier to make purchasing decisions when I only try to buy products that I can use for long run, or they can be reused after I’m done. I also use many packing materials for various crafts or think of alternative uses for them. I buy jelly in pretty glass jars that can be used to storage small craft supplies – or I wash food cans and make containers for pencils or plant flowers in painted cans.

What are some of your small ways you save the Earth every day?

Find more great Earth Day posts at Look who Found the Marbles and don’t forget to read the interview with Jessica Cohen, the owner of Found the Marbles.

About Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal is an international lifestyle expert with a mission to inspire people to live life to the fullest. She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks. Read Katja's full bio and connect with Katja on Twitter as @skimbaco or @katjapresnal. Katja is currently living her happily-ever-after in Sweden with her husband, and three children (whom were all born in different countries within three years). When not working she is cooking big family dinners, planning her next trip or skiing.

Comments

  1. Oh my gosh, you’re right. We were thinking alike :-) That is a lovely photo, wow! Great tips, I learned so much being environmentally conscious in Europe. I think small things add up and sometimes people don’t realize there is a lot they can do.

  2. I just read another Earth Day post and realized that I do not do well in the area of reducing waste for the reasons you stated. I’m going to make an effort to look at the packaging and not buy what I won’t use. That’s the perfect way to start being more friendly to the Earth.

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