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Simple Eco-Friendly Tips for a Happy, Healthy Earth Day

April 19, 2013

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Earth Day is just three days away! How will you be celebrating?

At Integrative Nutrition, we make sustainable choices everyday to help support a healthier, happier life and planet. We know that even the smallest changes can greatly reduce our environmental impact.

That’s why we clean our work spaces and bathrooms with all-natural products, eat lunch with real plates and silverware, drink our coffee and tea from mugs, and use water filtering machines instead of water bottles (just to name a few!).

This Earth Day, you can join us to make an even bigger impact. For every student who enrolls by April 25, we’ll donate $50 to the Earth Day Network’s healthy school initiative. It’s our way of saying thanks to those who care about sustainable living and the future of the planet. After all, our good health depends on the health of our environment.

How else can you start living a cleaner, greener life? Add some or all of these small changes into your daily routine to make a big difference.

Eat organic: Organic crops are grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, genetically modified organisms, or ionizing radiation. Choosing organic foods is a great way to boost your health and the health of the planet.

Make dinner at home: Cooking your own meals and eating at home takes the guess work out of whether you’re eating organic foods, plus it reduces consumption of packaging.

Go green as you clean: Most commercial cleaning products contain toxins that are not only harmful to your health, but they are damaging our environment. Switch to natural ingredients such as, white vinegar, baking soda, and lemon juice for a fresh, clean home.

Bring your own bag: Shopping with reusable bags made from canvas, cloth or nylon instead of paper or plastic is a simple way to reduce pollution and shrink your environmental impact.

Switch to cold water: Did you know that almost 90% of energy consumed by the washing machine is from heating water? By simply washing your clothes in cold water you’ll save energy and money.

If you’re looking for more ways to go green, then you’re going to love our Sustainability guide. It’s filled with our favorite eco-friendly tips that are super easy and effective so you can start going green right now. Download it here.

What’s your favorite eco-friendly tip?