Looking after the Earth doesn’t need to feel like a chore. We should feel proud to nurture our planet, because we all have a vested interest in seeing it flourish. Caring should feel like second nature. We learned that it takes 66 days to form a new habit. 66 days of adopting a new behavior for it to become your new normal. Welcome to 66 Days and Counting. A habit-building revolution on a mission to help the country become more planet-aware and mindful each day.
We get it—66 days sounds like a lot. So, we’ve tried to find ways to make it easy and fun for you to get involved. So we created a 66 Days Calendar that you can download here, to help you record your 66-day journey. Use our tips, attend workshops and make up your own positive habits as you tick off each day for an instant, feel-good feeling.
Over the course of 66 days, we will be sharing tips and tricks on small things you can do each day to make a big difference in the world and in ourselves. We’ll be teaming up with some of our favorite faces from across the sustainability, eco-fashion, fitness, plant-based and mindfulness spaces who will lead virtual workshops in which they share their own personal journey to becoming more planet positive.
and add them to your face oil, face soap or body soap as a natural, biodegradable exfoliator. If you have grounds still leftover, use them as a fertilizer for potted plants who crave slightly more acidic soil environments!
Updating your surroundings in little ways is exciting and helps refresh your perspective. Take an afternoon to make your space feel new again!
If you're zoning out, it means your body needs it. Allow your mind to wander and explore when concentration is feeling tough.
jamming to music, or enjoying a familiar movie, try sketchnoting as you are listening and learning. The act of drawing while consuming information helps speed up your mental processing by utilizing both hemispheres of the brain.
Stretch your brain with free apps like Duolingo and travel the world (without leaving bed).
magazines and even junkmail to create a collage with materials found at home.
was developed as a variation of pranayama— an ancient yogic technique. Inhale through your nose for 4 counts, hold your breath for 7, then exhale for 8. Repeat this 8 times to replenish oxygen within the body.
has restorative effects on the autonomic response system and lessens your reactivity to flight-or-flight response.
Tart cherries contain a small amount of sleeping aid, melatonin, alongside other anti-inflammatory nutrients.
Take a 20-minute shower in the early evening (about an hour and thirty minutes before bed) to help your body transition into rest mode.
is a great way to stretch out stress before hitting the hay. Make sure to practice on both legs to release tension and calm the mind.
Containing L-theanine, green tea can help reduce the body's stress responses.
Give yourself time to unwind and avoid caffeine four to six hours before bedtime, if you're able.
Set aside sections of the day for you and you only. Whether it's for reading, walking or drawing, anything you value is deserving of your time.
Not only does less screen-time benefit your mental health, but less blue light before going to sleep greatly helps your sleep hygiene and quality. Another bonus is that it saves on energy from needing to charge your phone less, with less usage.
Let a friend (or friends!) know how grateful you are for them. The littlest moments can mean the most.
At the close of each day, take five to jot down three things you are thankful for.
Chat it out. Ask permission of a loved one if they have the capacity to hear you vent. With consent, it can feel good to talk about your feelings with a friend or family member.
Try using a smartphone app to help support and guide you through your at-home practice.
Sleep is the ultimate reset tool and committing to a consistent sleeping schedule helps reduce stress levels.
before you've had a chance to cook? To avoid waste, try food prepping. Cook your produce all in one go, and if you don't get a chance to eat it, store extra in the freezer!
Foods like bone broth or yogurt often come in glass jars which once cleaned, can hold seeds, flours, overnight oats and more!
Save your food scraps to make non-toxic plant food right in your backyard.
Many vital proteins and enzymes are eliminated in the cooking process and raw meals are nutrient-rich and planet positive.
If you're visiting a farmers' market or grocery store, bring your own reusable bags to help combat plastic waste.
social distancing protocols put in place. If you're comfortable, check out your local market to buy in-season produce. Buying local helps reduce your carbon footprint!
tastes just as good (if not better) than dairy ice cream. Test out oat, almond or coconut milk-based ice cream for a fun summer change-up.
in your backyard! Pitch a tent and spend a night under the stars. Extra fun, less energy usage.
Energy conservation is one of the most important things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint. Before you leave the house, make sure all the lights are off. Is anything running that shouldn’t be? Is the TV on? The video game consoles still running? Turn them off.
Try skipping the dryer when the weather allows. Hang up a clothing line (or sturdy rope) and let the breeze do the work for you.
spend that time outdoors! Take advantage of your backyard, subdivisions and more— this reduces our electricity bills... and carbon footprints.
Try making mac and cheese completely dairy free! Use almond milk and plant-based cheese in replacement of dairy products, with a generous layer of nutritional yeast on top.
Turn recycling into a full-group activity to make it all the more exciting. Create a special spot in the home dedicated to recycling.
Whether it be for showers, baths, cooking, or brushing your teeth, try to be mindful of how long the faucet is left on.
Upcycle your closet to get your fashion fix.
and influencers on social media. Black and Brown Indigenous communities have been conscious stewards of the land for generations and have practical, creative and innovative solutions for climate systems to change.
donating items to a textile company. TerraCycle is one company who allows you to donate, remote— they mail you a box, you fill it up, and off it goes!
Think about giving your old items to family, friends, or charity before disposing.
try repairing them yourself. Whether it requires a patch or a few stiches, you'd be surprised how easy (and gratifying) making little fixes can be.
think of the '30 wears challenge'—would you wear the item, 30 times? This helps eliminate the reliance on fast fashion purchases.
in the world. Secondhand clothing shopping is the best kind of clothing shopping for Mother Earth.
Try lowering your carbon footprint and try alternative meat patties as you enjoy the sunshine.
Plant a native, pollinator friendly flowering plant on your window sill, patio, or in your garden.
instead of paper towel. Don't worry about getting them dirty; they can be cleaned by hand, or by washer.
A natural bleaching agent, lemon juice can even remove rust stains in white laundry loads.
for streak-free window cleaning, without any harsh chemicals.
Baking soda naturally removes odors in fridges (a small bowl will do) and from soft upholsteries. Sprinkle onto your couch, leave it on for a few hours, then vacuum it up!
— rubbing alcohol! Made with 70% alcohol, if you put in a spray bottle (recycled!) you will successfully disinfect your home, naturally.
Try the body scan release pose. Lay down and take inventory of how each part of your body feels— head to toes! This practice helps ease the mind and combat stress.
You can do them anywhere and they are best enjoyed amongst nature and sunlight.
you can integrate into your fitness routine. The plank strengthens your back, core and helps improve posture. Try holding for 30 seconds, to start!
Laundry detergent and milk cartons make for easy, at-home alternatives to weights when you safely practice squats, bent over rows, and more.
A 30-minute stroll ups your mood, lowers your blood pressure and clears the mind.
Whether you're WFH or back in the office, try this stretch to release tension and stress from your shoulders.
This therapeutic pose strengthens your core and helps bring inner peace.
Some veggies actually grow better in the heat. Plant your cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers as they thrive in the summertime.
Gardening is a natural mood-booster. Soil contains bacteria which activates serotonin-releasing neurons in your brain.
Let the sun shine. Flip locations to help perk your plant (and yourself!) up.
Then enjoy it again. Green onion, cabbage, and celery scraps will root in a bowl of fresh water for double the fun.
—these are your bathroom buddies. True moisture lovers, these plants will thrive and help purify the air.
Slice off the section sprouting and put it into a small pot (with soil). Hang tight & you’ll find a potato plant soon.
Pepper, melon and squash seeds are prime for future gardening. Once ripe, remove the seeds, rinse thoroughly and let dry in the sun for 10 days before putting in storage.
Bring them to an ecoATM kiosk to reduce your e-waste
Turn off the lights when you switch rooms while at home.
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Filtering is close to free, this fights plastic waste sip by sip.