This week as we approach Earth Day I’m thinking about going green! Today I’ve got a few ways you can go green and take care of our earth and celebrate this special day. After all, I want the earth to stick around for at least a few more years, don’t you?
1-take action in your community. There are lots of ways you can do this, from cleaning up litter and removing dead plants and trees to planting trees and flowers to putting up bird houses and even bee hives to encourage the natural population of your area
2-if you’re not able to go out and physically help in your community, there are tons of petitions online you can sign to support environmental initiatives online. From organics to GMOs to smog and endangered species, there are tons of great causes you can support.
3-in line with the previous idea there are tons of earth-friendly organizations who would really appreciate a donation. Even organizations like PETA and Charity: Water have an earth-focused mission that would benefit, you don’t just have to look to the more political organizations.
4-I love my hot showers so I’m not really willing to give them up, so if you’re like me that’s not one way you want to help save the earth. But you can however wash your clothes in cold water. They won’t complain and it will save your energy bill too!
5-if you’re looking for a spring refresh for your house there are tons of garage and yard sales that have begun with the favorable change in weather. Not only are you saving a few dollars, you’re also saving the landfills from some items that would be in them for many years to come. (And if you’re having a yard sale and everything doesn’t sell there are lots of local organizations who can benefit from the left over items too).
What are you planning this week to celebrate Earth Day and honor this place we all live?