April 22nd marks Earth Day – a day every year where people all over the world celebrate our planet and support environmental action. The Earth Day Network coordinates rallies, activities, projects and more across the globe. Every year, the Earth Day Network has a particular focus: the theme for 2022 is “Invest in our Planet”.
As passionate as we are about other things in life, this time of the year allows us to focus on the environment and Earth Day is a great opportunity to harness their energy and engage the whole family in taking action to protect our planet.
Here are 10 tips to celebrate Earth Day this year !
Adopt a Street
Adopt a Street – If it doesn’t have to be official. Just take ownership of your favorite walking routes and tidy up as you take your daily walk.
Turn off the lights
Turn off the lights – This one is so simple but just turning off the lights in the hallway or when you leave a room can have a big impact.
Turn off the water
Turn off the water – I tend to struggle with this one but – While brushing your teeth or even washing the dishes, make sure to turn off the water in between.
Plant a tree or bush
Plant a tree or a bush – This is something that I let my fiancé handle. I don’t have the gift of a green thumb. This is something you can do seasonally with your family in the spring and the fall. Adding trees and bushes to your environment helps to promote air quality.
Use glass bottles
Use glass bottles – While plastic seems easier, glass bottles have become a very viable option for people recently. You can find these in everything from baby bottles to adult water bottles. They’re often wrapped in silicone and glass will contain no chemicals.
Save energy at home
Save energy at home – unplug all electrical devices before bed.
Meat Free Day
Meat Free Day – Try meat-free Mondays or limit meat to certain days, not just on a Catholic Holy Day.
Batteries – Use rechargeable batteries in your toys and appliances.
Donate and Pay-It-Forward – Donate old toys, books and clothes and have a car boot sale. You could even donate the proceeds to an eco-friendly cause.
Lightbulbs – Use energy efficient lightbulbs.