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Get Active for the Earth

 

Today is World Earth Day! Planet Earth has been kind to us, yet we have not been as kind back. It’s time to take stock of things that we can do to protect the environment and help Mother Nature thrive. Here are some ways you can benefit the planet on Earth Day around the home.

 

Stop using plastic. Going plastic-free is a popular trend in today’s society, especially after all the latest news of the harmful effects of plastic on wildlife and the natural environment. Aim to reduce your plastic consumption, such as not using straws, taking reusable canvas bags to the supermarket, using a reusable water bottle, a reusable coffee cup, and buying groceries that are loose, rather than in plastic packaging.

 

Make your own cleaners and personal care products. Skip the nasty chemicals found in everyday cleaning and personal care products by learning how to make them yourself out of natural ingredients. Not only will you save money, but this will help you to reduce your waste as you won’t be buying products pre-packaged.

 

Eat more plant-based meals. Livestock emissions account for more harmful greenhouse gasses than the entire transport sector combined. Meat, dairy, and eggs are also resource-intensive – one pound of beef takes 1,800 gallons of water to create versus 500 gallons for a pound of chickpeas or 300 gallons for a pound of tofu. Aim to eat more plant-based meals a week – there are plenty of delicious recipes out there!

 

From all of the team at Jack Stone Insurance Agency, we hope you have a safe and enjoyable Earth Day! For all of your personal and commercial insurance needs, contact us today.

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