April 22, 2015

How to Heal the Earth (For Dummies).


Stop buying plastic crap.

We don’t need more Dora the explorer sippy juice cups—we just don’t. If we stop buying so much junk, they will stop making so much junk.

Shave your legs with the water off. Turn the water off while you condition your hair.

Have a god damn bath if you want to sit underneath hot water for 30 minutes. Do as a friend of mine does, place a bucket under the facet if you need to run your water till it’s hot—and water your plants with it.

Turn your car off when you aren’t moving. Idling is for idiots. If you like public transport, take a bus. Hitch hike.

If you throw your litter in the ocean, on the ground, if you throw your cigarettes—go live on an island with your garbage so we don’t have to swim in it. You are the problem.

Pick garbage up—take a bag and clean up a local beach, highway—give mamma earth a hand, she’s worth it.

Don’t use paper towels, use cloths.

Don’t buy tampons with applicators, use cloth pads, diva cups or tampons with less swag.

No one gives a f*ck what your grass looks like, but you. Don’t waste water on giving your lawn a face lift.

Don’t buy makeup that’s tested on animals—animals are people too.

Buy local meat from farmers who humanely raise/kill their livestock—or don’t eat it; cattle pollution is a huge part of the problem.

Compost. Recycle. Buy second hand—cars, clothes, furniture.

Solar energy the fuck out of your house, buy an electric car.

Quit buying the latest phone, iPad, Kindle, Mac—what you have works fine.

Don’t stay somewhere with air conditioning, choose a fan. Air conditioning isn’t good for you, and if you don’t like hot weather, move to Antarctica and quit complaining.


Relephant read: 

Wanna be Green? Don’t Buy Green. Buy Nothing.


Author: Janne Robinson

Editor: Catherine Monkman

Photo: Author’s Own

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