Each day gives us the opportunity to perform actions that will help us protect & conserve our beautiful planet. Every bit of awareness we raise within ourselves or our community can create, regardless of how “small” or “large” – we have the potential to initiate greater change.
Here are 5 ways you can celebrate earth day everyday
1: Of course the one swap I believe we should advocate the most is ditching single-use plastics. In the US alone it’s estimated that 500 million straws are used per day. Straws are a byproduct of oil and when made into plastic they can’t be recycled. Seek safer & reusable alternatives like stainless steel straws, to-go cups, and water bottles. Whether you start bringing your own reusable produce bags to the market or say no to single use straws the next time you’re out and about, these actions become habits and could encourage others to do the same.
2) Be plentiful! Grow something or keep it alive. If you’re adventurous like me, there are plenty of organic seed kits you can choose from! Because we are in spring and the sunlight has returned, it’s an ideal time to start planting and growing. Another option is purchasing a plant. Today you can find plants nearly everywhere. From succulents to cacti and herbs, you can befriend a plant (or two) quite easily. Also visit any plant nurseries in your city and support their cause!
Here’s a short DIY video showing y’all how easy it is to create a mason jar garden. Remember: herbs like basil and parsley love the sun & seedlings need water to thrive in their stage. Sunny windowsills make excellent placement for mason jar gardens!