Earth day is right around the corner, and it’s time for us all to do our parts, big or small, in taking care of the world around us. If you are looking for some new ideas about how to celebrate this year, we’ve got you covered. Here are five ways you can show love for the planet this Earth Day and beyond.
If you are interested in keeping a garden this summer, now is a great time to start a compost. Composting is a great way to repurpose your organic waste such as food scraps, yard trimmings, or paper products, turning them into excellent fertilizing soil. Not only is this great for your garden, it’s also a great way to show love for the planet. Composting improves soil health which stimulates healthy plant growth, reduces the need for harmful chemical fertilizers, and also reduces methane emissions which come from the organic matter we send to landfills.
Planting a tree of your own or participating in a community tree-planting event is a great way to show love for the planet on Earth Day. Trees serve as natural air filters, helping to absorb carbon dioxide and also produce oxygen which is essential for the lives of all living beings. Additionally, trees help to maintain soil health by preventing erosion and provide natural habitats for birds and critters. Be sure to visit your local gardening center, nursery, or home improvement store to get all the supplies you need, and also be on the lookout for any community events planned for celebrating the earth and showing love for the planet.
Reducing Energy Consumption
Energy consumption is one of the primary causes of greenhouse gas emissions which are harmful to the environment. We can combat this by taking measures such as unplugging electronics, shutting off lights that aren’t in use, and also investing in energy efficient appliances. Not only do these measures show love for the planet, they also help us save money and reduce our overall energy costs.
Waste reduction is a perfect way to show love for the planet on Earth Day and beyond. Measures like recycling, up-cycling, investing in reusable products, and also buying secondhand are all great ways to reduce your waste output. Waste production contributes to things like land fill pollution and the over use of natural resources which are harmful to the environment.
Cleaning up Trash and Litter
Cleaning trash and litter is a great way to prevent harm to local flora and fauna. Trash and litter can choke, entangle, and also contaminate natural food supplies of animals who come into contact with it. Making sure littered waste finds its proper home also highlights the natural beauty of an area, promotes a sustainable future, and above all – you guessed it – shows love for the planet. Be sure to properly equip yourself with PPE like gloves and clothing that can handle the mess.
If you’re looking for a little more guidance, be sure to check out these 11 eco-friendly influencers who might be able to help.