We sat down with KEEN Canada Ambassador Michelle Kobzik to talk about some simple tips to help the environment every day.
As a child, my parents taught me very early on not to litter. I clearly remember one day when I had a friend over, we went for a walk in my parent’s bush and my friend had left her juice container behind, but I was too shy to say anything about it. My dad later found that container and spoke to me about it. I remember him saying, “if you see someone littler or even if they just forget and leave something behind, you need to speak up and always pick it up because you should never litter.” I never forgot that talk, I’ve never littered and now I make it a point to pick up other people’s garbage whenever I can.
Now that Earth Day is here, it’s important to remember that it’s not just one day where we should be taking care of our planet, but EVERY DAY. I’ve always followed the motto that “Every Day is Earth Day” and I am proud to be an ambassador for a company who is promoting the same belief.
Picking up littler is just one way to help our earth, but there are many other ways that we can make every day earth day:
- Do not litter
- Reuse as much as you can. For example, empty fruit containers are great for growing seedlings in.
- Pack litterless lunches
- Keep reusable grocery bags in your vehicle so you always have one when out shopping.
- Use a reusable water bottle
- Use a reusable mug when ordering coffee/hot beverages
- Use dish towels instead of paper towels
- Use cloth diapers instead of disposable diapers even if it’s just while you are at home.
- Turn lights off when you’re not in a room
- Drive less/carpool more when the option is available
- Clean out your closet and donate what you don’t wear to salvation armies or second hand stores
- Go outside
- Keep a spare garbage bag in your hiking pack an pick up litter while on the trails
- Make a garden
- Use a rain barrel for watering your garden
- Let mother nature wash your car
- Hang your clothes to dry
And most importantly, educate children on how they can make “Every Day Earth Day” because they are the next generation to lead the charge and help keep our plant healthy!