Apr 21, 2017

5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day


Earth Day is an annual event that is celebrated each year on April 22nd to support environmental protection. It's a great opportunity to gather with your community and work on a project to improve the environment where you live! Take the time to get outside and make an impact and use this day to start other environmentally friendly habits! Here's five things you can do on Saturday to celebrate.

1) PLANT A BEE-FRIENDLY GARDEN
Check out your state's DNR website or visit a local nursery to find out what flowers and plants are native to where you live! It's very important to use local plants so you don't fill your garden with invasive species so make sure to do your research! Then start planting! 

2) KEEP YOUR CAR PARKED
Bike and walk where you can and research routes you can take that will encourage you to do the same throughout the year. Using your car less doesn't have to be limited to just Earth Day!

3) START A VEGETABLE GARDEN
Try and plant some of your own vegetables or herbs that you can use throughout the summer months! This is a great time to start seeds in your house that can eventually be transplanted outside. It's so nice being able to cook with fresh foods and will help you incorporate more vegetables into your diet. If you don't have an area for a garden find a local community garden where you can rent a plot of land.

4) FIND A LOCAL EARTH DAY EVENT
A lot of cities host earth day events that you can volunteer at! They might include planting trees or cleaning up a local park and are a great way to be involved in improving your own community! If you enjoyed that maybe consider doing an adopt-a-highway or an adopt-a-park throughout the year to help clean up not just on Earth Day.

5) CUT OUT BOTTLED WATER
Did you know only 1 out 5 plastic bottles is recycled? And that 100 million plastic bottles are used worldwide everyday? That is so much waste! There are so many great alternatives like a reusable water bottle or a water filter for your faucet. Use this day as the day you choose to stop using plastic bottles.

What are you going to do on Saturday the celebrate Earth Day?

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