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  1. This is SO important, especially now. I have been a vegetarian for 16 years which makes a difference. I also like to clean litter from parks when I can.

  2. Loved reading this, and I do a lot of these to the best of my ability.
    Some more that I do: my family and I actually compost! It's something we've done ever since I can remember, and it's so great for our gardens. I know a lot of people can't do this because of where they live, but if possible, it's a great thing to look into.
    Another thing is to drink out of reusable water bottles, of course. Almost everyone in my college did this–it was like a requirement haha! It's so sad to see how plastic really adds up and where it goes.
    Also, reusing materials is so fun if you can do so. There's tons of tutorials on Pinterest on how to reuse everything from magazines to jeans to sweaters to mugs.
    I'm not perfect, but any simple task you can do is better than nothing, and I like to think I at least try! 🙂

  3. This post came at just the right time. I've been thinking about this so much lately. I feel like plastic is suddenly the root of all evil. I hate it, for example, when fresh produce at supermarkets are wrapped in plastic- I really hesitate to buy them and yet I've been seeing it more and more. It's just so weird seeing broccoli wrapped in plastic!

    I hadn't heard of those beauty blogs but it sounds like what I've been looking for. I'm always trying to find cruelty-free products. There's just so much to take in when it comes to being environmentally friendly- we basically have to unlearn everything we've ever been taught!