Eco Chic: 3 Ways to Give Back This Earth Day

Eco Chic: 3 Ways to Give Back This Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! As you might already know, I am a strong believer in leading an eco-friendly lifestyle. I try to make simple changes year-round with our environment in mind, from bringing my own reusable bags to the grocery store to unplugging my beauty appliances when I’m not using them. But if there’s a time to go the extra mile for our planet, it’s today! To inspire you to live a greener lifestyle this Earth Day, I’ve put together three fun ways you can give back to the planet. Check them out and discover how you can go green this month…

1. Plant a Garden. Whether you’re planting container herbs on your balcony or raised beds in your backyard, starting a garden is a lovely way to keep our planet green. Not only will you have fresh veggies or pretty blooms to enjoy, you will be contributing to the health and beauty of our planet as well. And if you’re thumb isn’t the greenest, succulents are always a nice (and easy!) option.

2. Host a Beach Clean-Up Barbecue. Organize your friends and family into a coastal cleanup crew. Follow the cleanup effort with a fun bonfire or barbecue to entice even more people to join. If you’re not near the coast, you can pick up trash at your local park or lakeside, and follow it with a picnic lunch. It’s a great way to give back and enjoy the outdoors all at once.

3. Walk, bike, or bus it. Challenge yourself to go an entire day without using your car on weekend. If you live in a walk-able neighborhood, pick a nearby brunch spot to walk to with friends. Follow breakfast with a bike ride to your city’s museum or another destination of your choice. You’ll be reducing your carbon footprint and getting a workout all at the same time. In cities where public transportation is easily accessible, you can also forgo your wheels for the subway or metro.

There are so many ways to make a difference. If these three ideas don’t appeal to you, I encourage you to find something that does. Remember, every little bit counts, even if it’s just switching to reusable water bottles or turning off the lights when you leave a room.

What are you doing to give back this Earth Day?

Share your tips and plans in the comments below so your fellow LaurenConrad.com members can read them, too.

XO Lauren

Photo: Amanda Jane Jones
Categories: Grow, Helping Hands
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  • Lola

    ​Happy Earth Day to everyone! I’ve found that 70% rubbing alocohl is the only true streak-free window and glass cleaner. It disinfects, and evaporates quickly without leaving behind a stinky chemical smell. For countertops, toilets and other surfaces, make your own cleaner by adding a drop each of dishwashing soap and your favorite essential oil to a bottle of 70% rubbing alcohol. Cheap, green and good to Mother Earth!

  • Amanda Kretchmer

    My husband Justin and I plant a garden every year, we turn off lights in the room when we are not there, and we use cold water when doing our laundry. Just a few things, but every bit counts!

  • Megan R.

    I would love to start my own garden but don’t have a yard. Any tips on how to setup a great mini-garden when you live in an apartment? However working in events I always have ways to go green with event planning!! You can check out the post I shared in celebration of today!

    http://thepreppyplanner.weebly.com/1/post/2013/04/happy-earth-day.html

    xo
    Megan – The Preppy Planner

  • Janet

    Happy Earth Day! It’s a perfect time to take care of my garden .I love to walk around my neighborhood with my dog.

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  • Deanne Castro

    Great post! :)

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  • Rafael Centenera

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  • English bELLE

    I LOVE these Earth Day tips! An easy way to be more eco-conscious is starting a compost or making sure you turn off all unused electronic devices. I’m starting my compost in my kitchen this weekend! :) Love, Elle from English bELLE http://Englishbelle.blogspot.com

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