Contrary to the lingering boomer sentiment, millennials aren’t just lazy, frivolous procrastinators.
Today’s young people have taken matters into their own hands- placing a focus on environmental awareness and change.
It’s through their eco-conscious lens that you’ve probably heard of #skipthestraw; a movement that’s been spreading like wildfire in hopes to rid the planet of unnecessary, burdensome, single-use plastics.
Environmental sustainability doesn’t begin and end with straws.
Happy Earth Week! 🌎 How are you all going to spend it? Plant some flowers, take shorter showers, get outside, pick up trash, write to your representatives, lay in the grass, ride your bike, set new goals, unplug, the list goes on! ☀️🌱💐🤸♂️🚲🚿🛶 Earth day should be everyday! Artwork by Dutch artist Peter Smith was made with plastic trash found on the streets of Amsterdam.
Major label grocery chains have been moving away from plastic bags.
Big names like Lego are also hopping aboard the green train with an announcement that they aim to be petroleum-plastic free by 2030, switching to a plant-based alternative.
Already this year, shelves will be lined with the very first sustainable bricks.
The list goes on and on.
Change is on the horizon, and as slow as it may seem, every little bit helps.
So how can I help?
Refusing is better than recycling
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With a world overrun with plastics, we are literally drowning the ocean in toxic particles and debris.
Change always takes a little bit of effort, but once you’re in the habit, it’ll become second nature.
Do your part- join the #skipthestraw movement and say no to single-use plastics.
With Earth Day coming up this Sunday- find out what’s available in your community and pitch in!
How do you plan to help keep our planet clean and green?
Let us know in the comments!