Saturday 22nd April is Earth Day – a day intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment.
But Earth Day should be Every Day where we strive to care for our planet and build a better future all year round. There are many things we can do to celebrate Earth Day. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
- Plant a tree
It’s good to plant trees because they help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, clean pollution, hold soil in place to prevent erosion, and provide homes for birds, insects and other animals. We support Trees4Life Campaign in their work to plant trees globally.
- Enjoy the outdoors
When was the last time you went for a hike or long walk and appreciated the World around you? Had a picnic in the park (or in your garden)? Whatever you decide, just a take a few minutes to step outside and listen to the birds singing. Connect to nature and connect to yourself.
- Plant some vegetables
Plant your own potatoes and eat organic food that actually came from the Earth, not the packaged foods section of your local grocery store! Let your taste buds feel the difference. But if you don’t fancy doing your own planting, then support local growers and producers of food and products.
- Start a compost bin
Composting is the planet’s natural recycling program. Collect food scraps (except for meat and dairy products) in a closed bin. Add a few leaves, sticks, grass clippings and other organic items such as egg shells and turn the mixture now and then. After a few months, the compost will break down into a rich, brown soil.
- Change your cleaning habits
Stop using ordinary household cleaning products and ‘Go Green’. Swap your old cleaning products for eco-friendly ones and transform your home into an eco-clean environment which is safe for you, your children and your pets. All the products we sell are made from materials derived from nature. They are non-hazardous and have never been tested on animals.