April Roundup-- Earth Day Edition

April Roundup-- Earth Day Edition

Happy April!

Spring is in the air and Earth Day is just around the corner! With lots of worry about regarding the state of our environment and what we can do to help, I’m dedicating the April Roundup to environmentally-friendly things you can start doing today. This is by no means a complete guide, but it should get you started on some easy things you can do at home and in your everyday life whether you are single, living with roommates, or have seven children running around.

I hope you’ll find useful tips on cleaning your home with non-toxic ingredients, reducing the waste in your home, and ditching those ridiculous plastic water bottles (if you can start nowhere else, start here!)

I’m always looking for inspiration to reduce my carbon footprint and make my home a less toxic environment. If you have any resources you’d like to share with me, send them over to karenscolorfulkitchen@gmail.com or tag me on Instagram or Facebook @karenscolorfulkitchen.


8 Bits of Plastic You Can Quit Right Now by Sarah Wilson

6 Easy Swaps for a More Eco-Friendly Home by Academy of Culinary Nutrition

5 Things You Can Do to Protect the Environment Without Turning Your Life Upside Down by Ashlee Piper

10 Zero-Waste Bloggers You Should Really Know by TreeHugger

5 Reasons Why Composting is the Greenest Thing You Can Do by One Green Planet


True Cost (available on Netflix)-- to learn about how our $5 t-shirts are affecting the environment.

Plastic Paradise (available on Netflix)-- to learn about what happens to plastic when it gets thrown “away.”

5 Films that Can Transform Your Thinking by Meghan Telpner

Recycle Less, Live More TEDx Talk with Bea Johnson


27 Chemical-Free Recipes for DIY Spring Cleaning by The Greatist
Your Own On-The-Go Snacks (skip the extra packaging!)

Sites/Blogs to Check Out:

Bulk Finder
https://www.goingzerowaste.com/blog/ (Here is her 30 Day Zero Waste Challenge!)

Happy Spring!


Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tropical Paradise Smoothie

Tropical Paradise Smoothie