Next week, April 22nd, marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. It’s a great opportunity to bring awareness to our environment’s well-being…and the small steps we can take to help improve it. Between local events, workshops, even activities in your own backyard, there’s a way for everyone to get involved.
Here are 5 great (small) ways you can make a (big) difference.
1. Take a “pick-up” walk. Stroll around your neighborhood, park, or forest preserve and pick up any trash/recycling littered along the way.
2. Plant a garden. There’s no need to wonder what pesticides or GMO’s are lurking in your produce or herbs when you grow your own! These ice cream cone seed starter sets are a fun activity for the kids too. Just plant the whole cone once the seeds sprout.
3. Conserve water. Water over-usage is quickly becoming a concern for our planet. Adopt a plan for decreasing your water usage within your home by checking out these 15 ideas for conserving water.
4. Check your ingredients. Take control of the chemicals you allow on your skin and in your home. The Environmental Working Group’s database, SkinDeep, analyzes almost 70,000 skin care products for their health (human and environment) effects. Download their app too for a great in-store resource.
5. Coffee pod crafts. Just because Keurig and Nespresso are single-serve doesn’t mean they have to be single use. These 15 creative re-purposing ideas are clever enough to ask a friend for their used k-cups if you don’t have your own!
Find other great Earth Day activities and ideas here.