On Earth Day this year, there are many ways that you can support environmental protection while continuing to practice social distancing and staying home. We’ve already seen the immediate effects of fewer cars on the road, as pollution levels have dropped everywhere from Los Angeles to New York City, and those living in Delhi are able to see stars as the usual smog has lifted. The Hawkins International team has rounded up a few ways that you can support environmental causes this year from the comfort of your couch.
Jewelry With an Impact
While travelers may not be able to experience The Bushcamp Company on the ground and, in turn, support their conservation efforts, travelers can contribute remotely by purchasing the ELE Collection, a handcrafted jewelry line and dazzling conservation innovation. Inspired by the majestic elephants that parade through the lobby of Mfuwe Lodge every year, the ELE Collection was born out of a commitment to protecting elephants and wildlife, while sustainably supporting local communities.
Pura Vida Bracelets are another stylish way to support environmental causes. Over the last few years, the brand has partnered with more than 175 charities to raise $2.2 million for causes around the world. Their current styles benefit a variety of different charities – including many that focus on environmental causes.
While there’s currently a pause on travel, carbon offsets are a valuable purchase at any time – even if you’re not offsetting a plane trip. Terrapass is a company that funds projects that destroy greenhouse gases and produce renewable energy. From landfill gas capture to developing clean energy from wind power, even a small donation can support these important efforts.
Invest in Reusable Products
Use this time while at home to take inventory of your own personal sustainability. How much waste are you contributing to the environment on a weekly basis, and are there small changes that you can make to decrease this amount? Now is the time to invest in items like a reusable water bottle, reusable grocery bags, and reusable produce bags. Not only will you be aiding the environment, but this allows you to have greater control over what you’re touching when out and about.
Even if you aren’t able to cross every item off this list, making one purchase or small lifestyle change can have exponential positive effects on the environment.