This post is sponsored by Brita, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Earth Day is today and it’s no shock that our planet is in need of our help. But do you sometimes wonder how it is YOU can actually make a difference? It all starts with the little things. Think about if you are using too many water bottles. Or perhaps are only using ziploc containers for lunches? Are you recycling? These are important questions…especially as things really start to change in the next couple of decades.
I wanted to share a few things I use in my house to be conscious of how we are treating our planet. And the best place to start that I could think of was how I send lunches/snacks/water to school. My kids go to school for a few hours, 5 days a week, so I knew that was something I could help with. Start with the little things you can do daily to make a much bigger impact.
Let’s start with water. I don’t send any bottled water to school, and if you’re worried that you don’t have clean water, get a Brita pitcher! Over 2,000 plastic water bottles are used EVERY SECOND in the U.S. If you need to reread that sentence do it, because I was honestly shocked at that statement. By 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean. If that doesn’t terrify or worry you, this next fact got me: Enough plastic to fill a dump truck ends up in oceans every minute. So I totally understand that drinking water clean water is a necessity, but we shouldn’t have to trash our beloved earth to achieve that goal. With the LongLast filter in the Brita pitchers, you can replace 1,800 single-use plastic bottles a year!! That little filter you see above in that picture can make it happen. You guys..let’s make that switch. We need to preserve what we currently call home, especially for our little ones. So, no more single use water bottles! I love using these to send the filtered water to school!
Next up, how I send my kids’ lunches and snacks. I ONLY use re-usable containers. I made a conscious decision to switch everything about a year ago. Even if it’s just taking snacks in the car to the grocery store, activities, or the park. Nothing is single time use!
My favorite lunch containers are the bentgo ones because they really help kind of understand how to fill up their lunchbox, and my other go to one is the DIY lunchable one! If you’re trying to send something warm and you want it to stay warm, I highly recommend the thermos containers!
And then of course, there’s all the snacks! Snack containers are always needed am I right? If I got a penny for every time my kids asked for a snack, I’d be a very rich woman. These tall ones are awesome for on the go, because they always fit really well in my purse! I love divided containers, so these and these are some of my faves!
Share how YOU can make a difference by making a few small changes on how you send lunches and snacks to school!