While we may feel the pressure to overhaul our lives completely at the beginning of a new year, sometimes making a small shift is the best way to ensure lasting change. Here, we’ve gathered our ideas for simple commitments you can make in 2021 to help our planet become a happier, healthier place to live.
Eat Less Meat
Animal agriculture requires a huge amount of water and generates an enormous amount of greenhouse gas emissions. That’s why we chose to make every fragrance in the CLEAN collection vegan, and why consuming more plant-based meals in 2021 is an easy but effective way to be climate-conscious. Why not start with Veganuary?
Get creative! Before throwing something away, where it could end up in landfills or oceans, consider whether it can be reused in a different way. For example, CLEAN SPACE votives can be repurposed as succulent pots, cotton pad vessels or makeup brush storage containers.
Use Your Voice
Speaking up for what we believe in is one of the most important tools we have in the fight to save Mother Nature. Write thank you notes to sustainable companies to encourage them to keep up the good work, and let ones who fall short know you’d like to see a change.
Explore Thrift Stores
Say no to fast fashion and instead shop second hand more often. Head to your local thrift store or your favorite clothing resale app to find gems that will set your style apart from the crowd and help reduce waste.
Register For An Earth Day Event
Learn about the big issues facing our planet and how you can make a difference by registering for a webinar held by Earth Day, the organization CLEAN partnered with to help raise awareness about declining bee populations.
Grow Your Own Herbs
Cut your carbon footprint by growing your own herbs! Not only will you be contributing to fewer emissions and packaging waste, you’ll also have a fun hobby for the new year. Mint, found in the boldly revitalizing CLEAN RESERVE Citron Fig, is one of the easiest herbs to start growing.