Come April 22, many people around the globe will be celebrating Earth Day and participating in events to support environmental protection. Here’s our roundup of things you can do — and use — to make your lasting contribution to Earth Day.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Use reusable tote bags and wraps for lunches, avoid disposable or single-use plastics and create a compost bin at home.

Green Cleaning

Make the switch to nontoxic, environmentally friendly cleaning products and be sure to dispose of waste properly.

1. Velcro Press Lok Bag Assorted, $10, from Simply Organized.

2. Food Kozy Wrap, large 2-pack in lime, $9, from Simply Organized.

3. Expanded Double Bento Box in mint, $40, from Simply Organized.

4. Snap Glass Round Container, 2-cup and 4-cup, $9 and $12, from Simply Organized.

5 & 6. ECOS Kitchen/Bath Cleaner in 32 oz., $6, from City Mill; ECOS Hand Soap Lavender in 17 oz., $4, from City Mill.

7. Stainless Steel Drinking Straws, 2-pack, $10, from Simply Organized.

8, 9 & 10. Sea Urchin Blue Blu Bag, $10, from Simply Organized; Foldable Shopping Bag Watermelon, $8, from Simply Organized; Simply Organized Pineapple Tote, $8, from Simply Organized.

11. Fog Safe Drain Guard, $5, from City Mill.

12. OXO Good Grips Compost Bin, $20, from Simply Organized.

Other Ways to go Green

Plant a tree, replace your lightbulbs with energy-saving ones and take shorter showers. See more tips at

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