Myra Rose James
Spring Into New Practices
HAPPY EARTH MONTH!!! I wanted to share some practices I incorporate into my everyday life to celebrate, protect, and support the Earth. This Earth Month, I challenge all of you to be intentional in your actions, try something new, and maybe develop a new practice to continue through out the year.
Use a Refillable Water Bottle
A simple switch that makes a HUGE impact! “A million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute - which breaks down to 20,000 plastic bottles a second.” Here are some of my favorite refillable water bottles. swell, hydro, Stojo
“Plogging entails jogging and quickly stopping to pick up trash while you go”. If you’re ever on a walk and a plastic bag blows past you, that’s your sign to grab it and fill it with trash.
Calculate Your Personal Plastic Consumption
“We have all contributed to this problem – mostly unknowingly – and we must work to reduce and ultimately to End Plastic Pollution.”
” It's ... free, easy to make, and good for the environment”
Save the Bees, Plant Local Flora
Pollinator-Friendly Native Plant Lists
Listen to a Podcast
Here Are 10 of the Best Climate Change Podcasts Out Right Now
Consume Less Meat, Embrace Meatless Mondays
25 Black Vegan Instagrammers you need to follow ASAP
Read a Book
Bill Gates: How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock
Greta Thunberg: No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference
Be a conscious consumer
I actively seek out brands that support my values: Women made, sustainably sourced, made of recycled materials.
Examples of companies I support:
Genusee: Sustainable eyewear made in Flint
CauseBox: Seasonally curated boxes focused on ethical and sustainable
Everlane: Exceptional quality. Ethical factories. Radical Transparency
Daily Harvest: Thoughtfully sourced food utilizing sustainable packaging
Pela: World’s first 100% compostable phone case
Flex: Menstrual cups
Cadence: The first magnetic & refillable container, made from recycled ocean-bound plastic
Grove Collaborative: Healthier Home Essentials
Parade Underwear: Soft, breathable, and recycled fabrics that are good for your body and the environment
Native: Effective, clean, and cruelty-free
Buffy: Earth-friendly fabrics and manufacturing methods to create more sustainable products, from first sketch to last stitch and beyond.