In honor of Earth Day, I present you with:
You know today (April 22) is Earth Day, but you’re not sure what Earth Day is all about? Or what to do about it? Read on for some ideas!
1. Plant something!
Or support Earth Day and learn more about the Canopy Project (video below).
2. Purchase your groceries locally
Visit a farmers market near you or even a local farm if you can! Or find out which of your local grocery stores carries produce and other items from local farmers.
For those of my friends and readers in my local Orlando, here are a few links to help you out:
3. Visit a restaurant that sources local food
Find what restaurants in your area source food locally, or promote a better way of eating/living with raw, organic, vegan, and/or vegetarian choices.
Again, for my Orlando friends, here are a few suggestions:
4. Enjoy Earth Day with your kids!
Raising awareness of the Earth’s importance is a great thing to begin at a young age.
5. Upcycle something
Upcycling is like recycling, but better since you’re taking the thing that once was mostly useless and making it into something super-awesome!
6. Try an Eco-Friendly alternative in your home
There are a whole lot of ways to make your home more green, and it can start with your cleaning supplies!
7. Watch a green movie or read a green book
My favorite is The Lorax of course!
8. Get outside! Enjoy the Earth!
Go for a walk, a hike, a bike ride. Go kayaking, or swimming, or snorkeling (depending on where you live). Go soak up the sun, or dance in the rain, make snow-angels, or go puddle-jumping.
And just remember:
- What did you do to celebrate Earth Day?