One small eco-friendly thing that I try to do is cut down on the amount of plastic I use. Plastic takes forever (about 1,000 years) to decompose. No bottled water for me. And no plastic bags, especially the flimsy one-use kind. I started carrying my own reusable bag to shop, but what about produce bags at the grocery store?
I mentioned in a recent Instagram post that I’m not big on gifting just to meet a deadline. You see, I don’t want to buy something just for the sake of buying something. I’m also big on getting gifts that are practical. (Trying not to contribute to clutter and gift something that’s going to get KonMari’d down the road.) So here are a few things I picked out, with an eye towards encouraging environmentally-friendly behavior. These are (mostly) practical gifts, which I think will get lots of use.
I’ve been curious about Allbirds since I heard about them from a friend who described them as “like walking on clouds.” As someone who has trouble finding shoes that fit (my feet are on the wide-ish side), I’m always on the lookout for cute and comfy shoes. Allbirds says they are eco-friendly, too, which is a huge plus in my book.
Today is Earth Day, so I thought I’d share about my favorite reusable bag: BAGGU. Because I live in California (and specifically, the San Francisco Bay Area), I was indoctrinated into carrying a reusable bag early on.