30 Eco Friendly Things You Can Do TODAY! //

Happy Earth Day! We all need to do our part to reduce the imapct we make on the planet, so I've compiled a list of 30 things you can do TODAY, RIGHT NOW to make an impact for the better. You don't have to be a vegan, hippie who lives in a tiny house and eats mung beans all day to care about the planet (though if you are a mung bean eatin' hippie in a tiny house-- props!) 

30 Things You Can Do To Save The Planet Right Now // The Free & Wild Blog

1 // Unplug any electronics that you aren't currently using. GO! 

2// This week, try to buy at least one thing organic that you normally wouldn't. 

3 // Look up local farms or places that sell local produce in your area. Buy from them! 

4// Wash your clothes in cold or warm -- but NOT hot -- water. 

5// Eat vegan for one day this week. It's easier than you think! 

6// Start recycling. 

7// Start composting. 

8// Plant a tree.

9// Grow your own herbs-- or your own veggies. 

10// Carpool whenever possible. 

11// Try hang drying your clothes. I've actually tried this and it wasn't too bad! 

12// Stop using plastic water bottles and invest in a cute reusable water bottle, like this one from Faucet Face. 

13// Bring your own thermos to the coffee shop. 

14// Avoid Styrofoam like the PLAGUE. 

15// Bring your own bag to store instead of using plastic. 

16// Replace your light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs. 

17// Buy secondhand. Shop at thrift stores, thredUp, eBay and craigslist. Or go without, or borrow. 

18// Walk into the restaurant instead of sitting in the drive-thru, which creates more pollution. Make sure you bring your own reusable water bottle for your drink (; 

19// Pick up any and all litter you see. 

20// Turn down your thermostat and use blankets and sweaters instead. Turn up the thermostat when it's hot, and use fans instead. 

21// Make sure your tires are properly inflated. When your car is running efficiently, you don't need as much gas. 

22// In fact, try to go a whole day without your car. Or try the whole week! 

23// Pay your bills online. Ask to for companies to stop mailing you junk mail HERE. 

24// Take showers instead of baths. 

25// Buy fresh instead of frozen this week. Frozen food take more energy to produce. 

26// Work from home when you can to reduce your carbon footprint. 

27// Search with Ecosia-- my favorite search engine that plants a tree with every search. I use it instead of Google!  

28// Donate money to an environmental group. 

29// Go outside and enjoy the earth. 

30// Tell a friend how and why we need to conserve energy. 

Happy Earth Day, friends! Go love the earth today and everyday! <3