With Earth Day coming up, it’s time to start thinking about how you can celebrate this wonderful day! From planting a tree to buying a reusable coffee cup, there are plenty of small ways to celebrate Earth Day while making a bit of an impact. Check out some of these ideas to help you spend the day and possibly reduce your carbon footprint!
Buy a Set of Reusable Straws
If you haven’t heard already, straws aren’t very good for our environment! However, you can easily stop using plastic straws and reduce your carbon footprint by buying reusables straws! Reusable straws are becoming more and more popular, so it’s only right to buy yourself a set to celebrate Earth Day!
Stop Drinking Bottled Water
There are alternative ways to drink water other than drinking bottled water! Invest in a reusable bottle or cup, whatever style you prefer and stop drinking bottled water. If you stop drinking bottled water, you can save a lot of plastic from filling up landfills and dumps!
Enjoy Nature in a Special Way
If weather permits, enjoy Earth Day in a special way and go on a hike or ride a bike! Do anything that will get you out of the house and enjoying the great outdoors! You might just find that you enjoy spending more time outdoors than you do indoors.
If you haven’t already, it may be time to go around your home and update any lightbulbs that aren’t up-to-date. There are a lot of different options out there that you can choose form and most of them are much more environmentally friendly. To learn more about different lightbulbs, click here.
Start Your Own Garden
Starting your own little garden in your back yard can help you save money, enrich the area, and give you a lovely project to take care of over the spring and summer. The best part, you get to reap the benefits of having your own garden, by enjoying the wonderful produce that you harvest from it.
Make an Oasis for Birds & Other Wildlife
For a fun Earth Day project, think about adding a bird feeder, birdhouse, or bird bath to your yard. From DIY bird baths to buying a premade birdhouse, adding a little oasis for birds & other wildlife is a fun little Earth Day activity the whole family can enjoy!
Plant a Tree
Nothing is more earth-friendly that planting a tree for Earth Day! Trees are a big part of our earth. Planting one will just add to the health and wellness of the world that we live in!
Unplug any Unused Appliances & Gadgets
If you have any appliances or gadgets that are plugged in around the house that aren’t in use, try to get in the habit of unplugging them so they don’t use up any energy! You could even take it a step further and remember to switch off any lights when you leave a room. Chances are, if you get in the habit of doing this, you might save some money on your power bill.
Invest in a Reusable Coffee Cup
Using one reusable coffee cup could save up to 5 cups and lids in the course of one work week! Earth Day is the perfect “excuse” to form a new habit by investing in a reusable travel coffee cup.
Practice Yoga Outside
Take the time to enjoy the great outdoors by practicing yoga outside! Even if it’s for a day, the fresh air and natural setting will really get you in a serene mood and will help you appreciate the earth and the great outdoors!
Use Reusable Grocery Bags
Instead of opting to use plastic bags, invest in some reusable shopping bags that will make shopping eco-friendly and convenient. Keep the grocery bags in your car so you never forget them when you go on your next shopping trip!
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