Space exploration is thrilling! It's exciting to learn about what lies beyond. But it's also important that we focus on our own planet to protect and preserve our home. Earth is changing because human kinds' actions. The time is now for us to help mitigate the damage we have caused and prevent further issues. Celebrate Earth Day today and every day with some simple eco-friendly habits!
Go For a Cleanup Walk
Grab some gloves and go pick up trash in your local area! Gather a group and make an afternoon of it -- because more hands means more pickup litter!
Local businesses need your support now more than ever. Plus, shopping local lowers your carbon footprint! A lot of carbon is emitted into the atmosphere with online orders from the production of an item to the packaging, and shipping.
When you plant a tree you are doing more than doing more than just beautifying an area. Trees are beneficial to the environment as they help produce oxygen and filter out pollutants to clean the air!
Get Into The Habit Of Composting
Keep a small compost bucket or covered container in your kitchen or another easy-to-reach location in your home. This will serve as a reminder to collect and separate food scrapes from the rest of your waste.
Learn About The Importance of Pollinators
Much of the food we eat and flowers and plants that we enjoy are possible by the work of pollinators, like bees. Pollinators facilitate the reproduction in 90% of the world's flowering plants and are vital to creating and maintaining the habitats and ecosystems that many animals rely on for food and shelter. Educate yourself about pollinators and consider donating to an organization that protects these special insects.
Choose organic produce and food when possible. Organic farming is better for the environment because its practices involve less pollution, soil erosion, and energy.
Not to mention that eating organic is better for your health as it reduces your chemical exposure to pesticides.
Take Alternative Transportation
Instead of hoping in the car, take your bike or walk to work (if possible). Perhaps make it a goal to ride your bike to work a certain number of days in the month, to get some exercise and help lower the number of cars on the road.
Choose Plant-based Foods
Replacing meat with plant-based foods can help you take action against climate change by reducing your carbon footprint and helping you conserve precious environmental resources. Even participating in Meatless Monday is a great eco-friendly habit!
And Remember . . .
"The supreme reality of our time is the vulnerability of our planet." ~ JFK