As you continue to dedicate yourself to excellence, what are you doing for the greater good? In other words, are you starting to reach higher — beyond yourself and family? I know many of you are involved in community service. But if you haven’t yet decided how you want to serve, one way to give back that doesn’t require much forethought is to improve the earth’s health by reducing your use of plastic.
Plastic pollution is a big concern. Just look around—plastic is everywhere! And we can’t seem to get rid of it. However, we can do our part by reducing our use of it. Plastics are detrimental to humans, wildlife, our water supply, and just about everything related to living on earth. Not only do the toxic chemicals found in plastic poison our food chain, they also negatively affect our entire ecosystem.
Last year, you may recall a post on ways to reduce our use of plastic bottles and plastic straws. This year, let’s broaden our efforts by reducing our use of plastic containers.
Most of us don’t think much about the potential hazards in our plastic food storage containers, but just by being aware of the dangers, we can do something about it. For example, have you thought about switching out plastic food storage containers for safer alternatives? Years ago, I traded in mine for glass. It took a little planning but I’m glad I did. Glass does not contain the dangerous chemicals like BPA, PVC, and phthalates that are found in plastic and that can leach into your food while you store it in the refrigerator or heat leftovers in the microwave.
This simple pivot will make a huge positive impact on your health, the environment and future generations. Remember, transforming your life involves being conscious about every aspect of daily living. Taking care of the environment is everyone’s responsibility. Cleaner environment—cleaner life!
What other ways can you begin to reduce plastic in your daily life? What are the alternatives to plastic produce bags and plastic grocery bags?
Four Action Steps to Nourish, Transform and Flourish
• Set a loving intention to reduce your use of plastic food storage containers.
• Begin by choosing glass or the eco-friendly, reusable, and recyclable versions.
• How will eliminating your consumption of the dangerous chemicals found in plastic support your new way of living?
• Close your eyes and visualize how this lifestyle change can prepare you for your amazing second half.
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In love, peace and health--
Your feminine glow guide,
T. Kari Mitchell, M.Ed.
Certified Holistic Health Coach
When your spirit is nourished, your inner light produces an outer glow reflecting your beauty and truth.