Kristen Bell isn't one to give advice without taking it herself. This is especially true when it comes to improving the environment. The eco-friendly words of wisdom she shares all come from experience. As an actress and an activist, Bell wants to make the world a better place for the kids who will inherit it, beyond giving them Frozen. Bell has partnered with the World Wildlife Fund and Tide Purclean to work towards creating a greater number of households using energy-saving laundry habits.
Leading up to Earth Day, Bell has been encouraging consumers to take the #CleanPledge at Tide.com. By taking the pledge, you'll promise to wash with cold water, use an energy-saving, high-efficiency washer and quick cycle, and extend clothing life through care. In fact, washing your clothes in cold water for a year produces enough electricity to power your phone for a lifetime. On top of that, extending your clothing life helps reduce the 21 billion pounds of textile waste dumped into landfills each year. Tide Purclean, itself, is produced in a facility with wind energy and has zero waste going into a landfill.
"It doesn't matter if you have a voice for 10 people or 10 million people, you have a voice."
"If you take the Clean Pledge, they donate $5 to the World Wildlife Fund and that has a global impact because they work to protect species and local communities to be able to conserve and protect the world around them," Bell tells Bustle. "The world is a giant eco-system and we have seen time and time again how you'll take a tiny eco-system and you kill the snails in that area and all the fish start dying. We are all interconnected so the World Wildlife Fund does a great job with environmental impact and I think this Earth Day is going to be particularly important because that's a hot topic right now."
Bell believes that each action we take, big or small, is important for the future of our planet. Here's some of her best eco-friendly advice.