This spring, we bet there are two major 鈥渟ave the dates鈥 in Shailene Woodley鈥檚 datebook: March 20, the day Insurgent, the second movie in the Divergent trilogy, dropped in theaters, and the upcoming April 22: Earth Day. Since Shai prescribes to living a green, clean life every day, we imagine the free-spirited starlet will welcome the day with extra sun salutations, sip her famed homemade bone broth in a bamboo bowl and pull some other mindful moves, all while juggling interviews, photo shoots and appearances to support her new flick (it seems like she鈥檚 got one immaculate work-life balance).


Aiming to get to Shai鈥檚 green goddess lifestyle is a great goal, but if you鈥檙e not quite ready to, say, use a kombucha scoby to give yourself a facial 鈥 an actualbeauty tip she dropped in a recent Q+A with Nylon 鈥 Shailene recommends trying some commonly overlooked ways to make a big impact while barely lifting a finger. 鈥淚 think you should find one small thing that works for you and dedicate and commit to that one thing every single day,鈥 Shailene told Nylon in the rallying cry to lazy girls everywhere, which we heard loud and clear. Scroll down to learn four super manageable, Shai-approved ways to protect the planet every day.


1. Unplug your electronics when you leave the house: It鈥檚 second nature to flip the switch on your coffee maker, lamp and TV when it鈥檚 not in use. But a surprisingly large number of electronics cannot be entirely shut off unless they鈥檙e fully unplugged. To stop the constant, unnecessary drainage of energy in your home, Shai recommends unplugging these 鈥渧ampire devices鈥 everyday. Sure, it might seem like a hassle to hit every item on the checklist, especially if you prize your precious morning minutes, but try piggy-backing it onto your am routines that have you already accustomed to pulling the plug, like once you鈥檝e whipped up your smoothie bowl breakfast in the blender or given yourself a quickie blowout with your hair drier.


2. Don鈥檛 ask for things like straws at a restaurant: Who isn鈥檛 guilty of grabbing wayyyy more napkins than they could ever use with that not-super-saucey dish, or saying 鈥測es鈥 to to-go utensils when you鈥檝e got perfectly clean 鈥 and more importantly, reusabe 鈥 knives and forks at home? Shai鈥檚 here to help us remember the little things with her tip to pass up using straws at restaurants. Yet another reason to practice DIY-ing聽your lipstick on-the-go.


3. Make it a goal not to drink out of plastic: It鈥檚 shocking, but 10% of the total amount of plastic manufactured each year ends up in the sea (cue the images of polluted beaches and pics of birds with their heads caught in six-pack rings and the super-sad feelings that go along with it :/). Shai supports ditching the environmentally damaging, slow-degrading material when you can, and it鈥檚 a move that鈥檚 pretty easy to make. Consider the just-as-durable glass water bottle/cup and its added benefits, including instant gratifications like purer taste and, over time, advantages like saving money. Oh, and they鈥檙e way, way cuter, too 鈥 who doesn鈥檛 LOVE drinking out of a mason jar?


4. Turn the water off when you don鈥檛 need it: We can all hear our mothers telling us to turn off the water whenever we brush our teeth (welp, at least the habit stuck!), but Shailene is taking the H2O conservation a step further with her last eco-friendly-for-beginners suggestion, 鈥渢urn the shower off when you鈥檙e washing your body.鈥 It may seem a little drastic, but what Shai鈥檚 really asking us to practice is mindfulness. If you don鈥檛 see yourself readjusting the tap to find the perfect temp every time you loofa, try investing in a water-saving shower head or reducing your shower time by one minute 鈥 and save the singing for later.

What green tips do you live by? Tell us if you鈥檝e tried any of Shailene鈥檚 routines in the comments below.

(h/t Nylon; Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)