Community Spotlight: Staying Eco-Friendly While Staying Home
Next week, on April 22nd, we’ll be celebrating Earth Day. It’s a day to celebrate the beautiful planet we live on, but it’s also a day to recognize that we don’t often treat our home in the best and most loving way possible. Most importantly, it’s a day to plan and commit to our own personal initiatives that’ll make the Earth a cleaner, happier and much, much healthier place.
We think we shouldn’t do this just once a year, but every 👏 single 👏 day 👏
We reached out to you to see how YOU celebrate the Earth, especially while you #StayHome. From recycling and repurposing and everything in between, we hope you take some inspiration from these amazing ideas. Are you doing anything environmentally friendly around your house? DM us to let us know.
But first a word from Emily, who chatted with us about what Knix’s Environmental Committee has been up to for the past few months.
Thanks Emily! Next up is a great suggestion from @isarodrigue_ . Isabelle told us how she started her own garden to produce her own veggies, and recently started baking her own bread instead of buying it. She sent us a picture of what she just baked, and we’re drooling! Delicious and an easy way to practice sustainability at home? Save us a piece, we’ll be right over.
@Sarinarene also shared with us her amazing idea of eliminating paper towels by repurposing old clothes into rags. Have some old t-shirts shoved at the back of your closet? Cut them up and use them to clean. Check out some Sarina made with an old pair of PJs.
Looking for an eco-friendly solution to use with your new “pyjama” rags? Shannon’s got you. She suggests using a mixture of vinegar and water to clean instead of other chemical filled alternatives. She’s also a big fan of walking everywhere. Instead of hopping into the car to pick up groceries or visit friends (to wave from afar!), walking is the way to go. It helps to have a cute dog named Miguel with you. Hi Miguel, Happy Earth Day!
Repurposing everyday items instead of throwing them out is always an easy way to help reduce your carbon footprint. And Melissa’s got it down with her glassware. She hasn’t bought cups in over 2 years thanks to tomato sauce jars. We always knew eating pasta would help save the world!
We also heard from Brittany about making homemade deodorant. A recipe passed down from her pal Erin (@thesustainablees), Brittany recently started making it after looking for more ways to live sustainably while using more natural body products. A fun fact? Brittany made the switch to homemade deodorant on the same day she bought her first pair of Knix Leakproof undies and a menstrual cup. The Earth thanks you Brittany! Check out the recipe below:
Some notes from Brittany:
- Apply with your fingers! A little goes a long way when applying.
- If it starts getting soft, just stick it back in the fridge for a few hours.
- Experiment with oils and scents you like best! She likes peppermint, eucalyptus and lavender.
- Everybody is different! If your skin is sensitive, try for less baking soda and more arrowroot powder.
- The first 2 months of changing to natural, homemade deodorant is an adjustment as your body will begin detoxing. You’ll find you sweat more and will need to reapply through the day... but once you get through the detox stage it works wonders. As we’re self isolating right now, it’s the best time to detox!
Thanks everyone for sharing your sustainability hacks while staying home! Are you doing anything to celebrate Earth Day every day? Send us a DM, we would love to share. Happy Earth Day!