To celebrate our beautiful planet on #EarthDay, our Lifestyle PR Team discuss how you can make a difference and do your bit for our planet. We share ‘easy to adopt’ habits that will change the way you live for the better.
Avoid Buying Products That Harm Planet Earth
From mass-produced palm-oil through to corrosive cleaning products, choose products that don’t hurt the environment. Check the ingredients and ethics of the company before adding them to your basket.
Recycle & Upcycle
Whether it’s your wardrobe or your furniture – the trend for upcycling and recycling continues. If you have clothes sitting in your closet that don’t fit or you haven’t worn for years, then now is the time to give them a new lease of life. Donating your pre-loved clothes to charity or selling them is good for the planet and your soul. If your furniture is looking tired and dated, then think about an upcycling it. Our Interior Designer client Steph Briggs runs online Furniture Make-Over Workshops , through her interior and gifts emporium, La Di Da Interiors, sharing her trade secrets to revamping your furniture with a lick of paint and some artistic know-how.
Buy Slow Style
Buy quality over quantity when it comes to your wardrobe. Slow fashion is picking garments that will stand the test of time and surpass fickle fashion trends. Stylists such as Roberta Lee are championing slow and stainable fashion and bringing to the mainstream.
Create Your Own Green Oasis
Whether you add plants in your window boxes, pots on your balcony or patio or fill the borders of your garden, plants are good for the soul and the environment. Pick bee and butterfly friendly flowering plants, shrubs and even plants that purify the air (Azalea, Peace Lilly and Geranium).
Choose A Plastic-Free & Eco-Friendly Bathroom
Choose soap over shower gel. Choose refills rather than new plastic bottles every time. Pick beauty products that champion natural ingredients to not only save the planet but also to avoid nasty toxins on your skin.
Switch off lights and turn off taps. Saving our resources will not only save you money on your energy bills but also help our planet. Putting electrical appliances on timers, so you don’t waste electricity and fixing leaky taps, so you are not wasting water unnecessarily are good habits to adopt.
Support your local independent shops and buy seasonal and local produce. Supporting your local shops supports the local economy, and if you can walk or ride your bike there and back, you’re getting your daily exercise, improving air quality and getting fit at the same time! Buying local seasonal produce supports local farmers and removes the air miles on the food you are eating too.