Sunday, April 22, 2018

Tips to Heal the Planet and You

If you're anything like I am, you want to continue to breathe fresh air, drink pure water, eat uncontaminated food, and live free of toxic chemicals, pollutants, or worry about global warming and the legacy we are leaving for generations to come.

On this Earth Day I am reflecting about simple "green actions" you may not have thought about or tried before, that can help reduce your carbon footprint. Since all people and the planet are interconnected, the choices each of us makes impacts the planet's healing and health as well as our own.

To green the environment and improve our quality of life, please read and consider

Tips to Heal the Planet and You

Walk for health and planetary healing. Run, jog, stroll by foot or bicycle to improve well-being and cut down on fossil fuel consumption.

Green your transportation; board public transportation whenever and wherever it’s available. Bus, subway, tram, or rail is less expensive and better for the environment than running a car. If you must drive to work, car pool. Make your next car a hybrid.

Plant trees, drought resistant vegetation, and a veggie garden. When you grow and eat food for self-sustainability, you contribute to the earth's and your healing.

Replace grass with xeriscape landscaping. Drip irrigation and using water retention containers are water savers. An added benefit is that this type of garden is much easier to maintain than ones with grass and lawns.

Suggest family members cut down on the number of minutes they spend in the shower. Short showers are better for your skin as well.

Refrain from buying water in plastic bottles. Carry a reusable stainless steel or glass water bottle. Instead of reaching for a one-use plastic bottle read this... 

"According to the Container Recycling Institute, 100.7 billion plastic beverage bottles were sold in the U.S. in 2014, or 315 bottles per person. More than 8 million tons of plastic is dumped into our oceans every year.”

If you buy a large supply of water to use at home, take the same half gallon or gallon glass jugs to be refilled again and again.

This year switch over to products that are biodegradable. Carry a reusable water bottle, and use your own washable cloth shopping bag wherever you go. Swap Plastic-


The process used to make, store, dispose of, and just be around plastics can be extremely harmful to living things. Plastic bags, bottles, to-go containers, designer plastic coffee mugs and drink containers, plastic housewares, and fishing nets pollute the planet and the plastic used lasts for thousands of years. 

Plastics are dumped in landfills, oceans, and toxic materials from them winds up in our ground water. The fumes and chemical emissions from plastics contaminate land, sea animals, wildlife, men, women, and children. 

Exposure to plastics has been linked to health concerns affecting people, sea creatures, plankton, and the food chain around the world.

Speak, call, write, and use social media to alert manufacturers, 

politicians, and community, state, and national governments. Express 

your concerns about the direct environmental link between your safety 

and health and the use of plastics.

Advocate for products made from biodegradable materials and ones that 

use minimal packaging. Buy stock and products from companies that 

don't contribute to global warming. Use your buying power to show 

companies you care about reducing the world's carbon footprint by 

supporting those manufacturers, distributors, and stores who care too.

Here is additional reading:

consumer-products-safe and eco-friendly, and what's not from the Environmental Working Group (EWG).

Before you go, please take a moment to comment about your green 

efforts or mine, and share the word about Tips to Heal the Planet and 


Wishing you a Happy Earth Day and best wishes for a year filled with 

daily efforts to conserve, reuse, recycle, and think and act greener!

The quote for today is from Margaret Mead:
"We won't have a society if we destroy the environment."

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  1. Hi Nancy,
    Excellent ideas and suggestions. I have to admit I don't take short showers I have a massage on my showerhead that works wonders on tight muscle especially on the neck so I make good use of it. I do my best to do all the things I can - use a stainless steel insulated water bottle every day whether I am at home or not. Small changes can make a big difference. Sharing on social media.

  2. Thanks Marla for your comment. I'd like to mention to my readers, that Marla Gates often blogs about green living. Here's one of her informative posts at

  3. Love your ideas and suggestions. On my part, I've cut down the use of plastic bags and straws. And plastic bottles too.

    1. Thanks Veronica. Glad you're making an effort to cut down the use of plastic bags and straws, as well as plastic bottles. Way to go girl!

  4. These are great tips. Think about how much better the world would be if everyone just made one tiny change in the way they live.

    1. Thanks Susan. Yes indeed, I agree. the world would be in much better shape if everyone just made one tiny change in the way they live.

  5. I am trying to be greener, so will follow your tips#trafficjamweekend@_karendennis

  6. Thanks +Karen Dennis. I appreciate the visit. Hope you'll find many easy ways to green your lifestyle! And perhaps blog about it too?

  7. So many people pay no attention to trying to keep the planet green . These are wonderful tips for small things we can all do...

  8. Thanks to post like this blog. There are so many other types of
    Plastic Bottles. Think about how much better the world would be if everyone just made one tiny change in the way they live.


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