5 Fun and Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Earth Day
- LEAVE YOUR CAR AT HOME
Riding a bike is one of the best things you can do for Planet Earth and for your health. You clean the air by decreasing those harmful carbon monoxide emissions. Plus you get a good amount of exercise by walking, biking, or even skateboarding. If you can’t do any of those then take the bus, the train or carpool with someone.
- PLANT SOMETHING
Aside from offering shade, trees can lower the temperature by 10 degrees, clean the air we breathe and give off oxygen. Fruit trees are also a natural food source. Those seeds from the fruits you eat? Collect them then throw them whenever you pass a piece of lush or fertile land area. You can also grow your own smaller plants, in your garden or indoors.
- WATCH OUT FOR E-WASTE
In this age, electronic gadgets are replaced with newer models even before you are able to figure out its shortcuts and whatnots. No wonder we have an abundance of electronic waste. Instead of just letting them gather dust or take up space in your home or leach toxins in a landfill, make sure to dispose of these properly by bringing them to an e-waste recycler.
- USE REUSABLE BAGS
Plastics kill marine life 😔. It pollutes our bodies of water and they take hundreds of years to decompose. On the other hand, there are those super cute and trendy reusable bags that are eco-friendly and are super fun to use. Keep different sizes of these stocked up at home. Using them is a simple but impactful way of keeping Mother Earth happy.
- DIY CLEANING AGENTS
The internet is filled with cleaning hacks, and a bunch of these explain how to make your own multi-purpose cleaner, hand soap, dishwashing liquid, and even detergent. You’ll be surprised to find that most of the ingredients are all natural and can be bought in a grocery. Try making your own. You’ll be making your wallet happy and you’ll be allowing less harsh chemicals into your home.
Although these earth-friendly tips will make an impact on saving our planet, doing it every day instead of just a few days in a year will produce even greater, more positive results. So show your love for Mother Earth. There’s no better time to start than on Earth Day.