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10 Ways to Cope With Eco-Anxiety



Are you constantly worried about the state of the planet? Does thinking about all the plastic in the ocean keep you up at night? Do you worry you're not doing enough to live a low impact life? You're not alone! This is something called eco-anxiety and lots of people have it. I am no exception to this - there are plenty of times I feel anxious over the planet's welfare. That said, I do have some coping mechanisms that help me deal with eco-anxiety. I figured I'd share them with you, so we can both take a collective deep breath in and out. Here are 10 ways to cope with eco-anxiety. 

15 Ways to Celebrate Earth Month at Home


15 Ways to Celebrate Earth Month at Home

You're probably aware Earth Day is April 22nd. This year marks the 50th year of the holiday! But did you know April is considered Earth Month in general? It's an entire month dedicated to helping the planet - which is such a beautiful idea. Unfortunately, a lot of Earth Day events are cancelled right now, but that doesn't mean there aren't ways you can celebrate Earth Month at home. Living a zero waste life is a great start, but there are certainly ways to go the extra mile, even while sitting on your couch. Here are 15 ways to celebrate Earth Month at home this year.

How to Make Reusable Cloth Masks


How to Make Reusable Cloth Masks

Right now, if you step outside, you'll likely see people walking around in face masks. And it's not a new fashion statement - it's for protection. The CDC is officially recommending Americans wear cloth face masks any time they go out in public, especially in states with high transmission rates (aka NY, where I live). Now, wearing a mask isn't the only thing you should be doing - you should also be washing your hands diligently and practicing social distancing. But having a face mask will certainly add an extra layer of protection. With this in mind, I decided to reach out to Totally Taylored, a sustainable online shop that's selling cloth face masks right now. I asked Taylor, the owner, for her advice on sewing DIY face masks. Graciously, she sent me the tutorial she uses to make her face masks so I can share it with you guys. If you don't feel like making your own mask, or just don't have the supplies to, Totally Taylored's masks are the way to go, hands down. Plus, Taylor was nice enough to create a coupon code for my followers - just enter GREENIFYME10 at checkout to get 10% off your order! Now without further ado, here's how to make your own reusable cloth masks.

Zero Waste Disinfectant Spray


Zero Waste Disinfectant Spray

During this time, we're all disinfecting our homes like mad. Lysol is flying off the shelves - people are literally hoarding the stuff. But did you know you can make your own disinfectant spray at home? You don't have to panic buy tons of Lysol to keep your home clean, trust me. This homemade disinfectant spray will work just as well, if not better. There's also an additional benefit: You know exactly what's going in it! No questionable ingredients here. Just the necessary ones. Here's how to make zero waste disinfectant spray.