Fairy Line Naturals utilized green practices long before it became trendy, starting with the founding of our business ten year years ago. This year, we confirmed our continuing commitment by attending the 2010 EcoFest. So, in honor of Earth Day this past April 22, our very own Nature Fairy, Esmeralda, offered these three easy fairy-inspired ways of protecting the planet.
1. Participate in Meatless Monday.
The meat industry generates more pollution than all transportation — up to 1/5 of all greenhouse gases. Meat production also consumes disproportionate amounts of water and fossil fuels. "Going meatless once a week may reduce your risk of chronic preventable conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity," non-profit org Meatless Monday reports.
2. Drink tap water instead of bottled drinks.
Invest in a water purifier, which start at very reasonable prices, and stop using bottled or canned drinks. Drink containers, like plastic water bottles and soda cans, generate huge amounts of waste. Plus, quitting soda means you'll have more money in your pocket. If you were spending just $1 a day on soda, you can save over $350 a year — put that cash towards an energy efficient appliance!
3. Use natural products (like ours!).
The EPA reports that air inside the average home contains 2-5 times more pollution than the air outdoors, just because of household cleaners and pesticides. Sixty-six percent of American streams sampled in a federal study contained detergents and disinfectants. These numbers are outrageous — especially when natural, homemade cleaners work just as good as the chemical cocktails sold in stores! Soap, water, baking soda, vinegar, lemon juice, borax, and a coarse scrubbing sponge can take care of most household cleaning needs. Get great cleaning recipes at World Watch.