Earth Day is an April 22 this year! This years theme is to End Plastic Pollution. I am personally really excited for this theme and that it will educate a lot of people on the plastic pollution in the world. Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start to help the Earth. Celebrating Earth Day can be a great way to start making positive changes that will positively impact the Earth. So celebrate with me with one or more of the 20 ways this year!
Stop Using Disposable Plastic
Of course this is the first one on the list since it the theme of the year. Stop using plastic bags at the grocery store and invest in cloth ones. Refuse straws and invest in reusable bottles.
Join a Community Clean Up
Research a community clean up in your area and join it! Seeing a clean community makes you feel better about where you live too!
Use Cloth Towels Instead of Paper
This is a win-win since you will save money buying paper towels and you will help the Earth!
Plant or Donate a Tree
You can donate one HERE.
Change Your Paper Bills to Online
A simple change that can help the Earth!
Buy Local Food
Find your local Farmer’s market and buy what you can from them!
Buy Organic Food
This keeps harmful pesticides out of the environment.
Or Start Your Own Garden
If you like to garden, this would be a great way to help the Earth and save money on groceries.
Use Non-toxic Cleaning Products
Keeping toxins out of the Earth is so important!
Donate Old Clothes Instead of Throwing Away
The clothing market is one cause of pollution I did not even realize was a problem!
Use 100% Recycled Paper
This way new trees won’t be used!
Make Sure to Recycle
Look up how you can recycle in your community.
Reduce Your Meat Consumption
You can read about some of my favorite vegan recipes HERE.
Compost Kitchen Scraps
Here in Finland they actually have a biodegradable trash service, which is so cool! But since we don’t have that yet in America we can compost in the meantime.
Wash Your Clothes Only When Needed
And use cold water.
Turn Off Lights
Always when they are not needed!
Take the Stairs
Saving energy and getting exercise!
Read Online Instead of Printing
Join Earth Day Network’s Campaign
You can join HERE.
Reducing traffic and pollution!
I hope you will be celebrating Earth Day in some way with me this year!
How are you celebrating this year?