Earth Day Activities to Honor the Planet
Happy Earth Day, everyone!
Every year an estimated 193 countries celebrate the extraordinary beauty of our planet on Earth Day – April 22. Although a growing number of individuals have established a long list of green habits that they practice each and every day, many people like to recognize the significance of 4/22 with fun Earth Day activities.
Here are a few Earth Day activities that you can do to honor our planet.
Plant A Garden
Whether you plant one tomato plant or a full-fledged vegetable or flower garden, your connection with the soil of our planet serves to remind you that you are linked to the earth. Remember to avoid pesticides to control insects and disease. Instead, use dish soap foam to control pests. Not only do vegetables, fruits, flowers and all green plants keep the air clean, but they can provide a food source, smell good and add beauty to your world.
Donate To Charity / Buy Used
Use Earth Day to clean out your closets or cabinets and donate unwanted items to charity. Or, instead of buying new, buy something you need from consignment stores, second-hand shops, flea markets or places like Craigslist. Precious natural resources are saved whenever items are used more than once.
Eat A Plant Based Meal
You can help keep the earth healthy by eliminating meat from either just one meal or all meals on Earth Day. That means you should eat a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner―avoiding beef, chicken, pork and other types of meat. Instead, load your plate with leafy green vegetables, like kale, spinach, collards, and Swiss chard, colorful fruits, whole grains, nuts, quinoa, almond or coconut milk, lentils, and pinto beans.
Pay Your Bills Online
To decrease the load of mail that you send and receive, take a few moments to pay your bills online. If you need a statement for tax purposes, you can usually download and print statements right from the website. By paying your bills online, you will stop the following:
- The receipt of unnecessary advertisements that are sent along with your bill
- Two envelopes – one for sending a payment and one to pay the bill
- The cost and paper for stamps
- The gas used by the post office to deliver the bill and payment
If you are you looking for other Earth Day activities to help you celebrate the day, visit GoodGreenHabits.com Archives to find many other ideas.
What are you doing to celebrate Earth Day?