Yay spring is here finally! The energy shift is palpable and it’s the perfect time to make simple changes that can have a huge impact on your health and the environment.
One simple step towards creating a healthy “green” home is by looking at the things you come in contact with on a daily basis. After being diagnosed with breast cancer over five years ago I re-evaluated the chemicals within my home. The first chemical I started with was plastic. There is a chemical in plastic called “Bispenol-a” or “BPA” that has been shown to leach into the bloodstream affecting hormone levels and since my cancer was hormone related I thought it was best to take control over things I come in contact with in my own home. Once I started looking around my kitchen I realized how many things contained BPA and it wasn’t only the plastic items, I discovered I had some canned items too.
It’s not news to anyone by now that our planet could use a helping hand. For nearly 50 years, there has been a huge movement of people trying to live “green” and more sustainably and despite all the changes and hard work, all of us could try a little harder to be eco-friendlier. Whether you ditch your bottled water habit, cut down on your food waste, or opt to live a less “disposable” lifestyle, there are many changes that can be made without too much money or effort. Another great way to make a positive impact on our struggling environment is by getting on board with green car technology, particularly if you don’t use alternative transportation or you spend a great deal of time in your vehicle.