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"Invest In Your Planet," 25 Things You Can Do To Help The Earth
Each year, there’s a different theme for Earth Day. This year the theme is, “invest in your planet.” Take the time to do these little things to help the earth. “We need to act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably). It’s going to take all of us. All in. Businesses, governments, and citizens — everyone accounted for, and everyone accountable. A partnership for the planet,” encourages EarthDay.org.
Join the over 2 billion people celebrating Earth Day this year and invest in your planet. Here are 25 things that you can do to help the earth. Just one small drop can cause a ripple. Be the drop in the pond of change.
1. Grow something
Grow something! Anything. Grow a houseplant, plant a garden, or a tree.
2. Drive less
3. Choose sustainable travel
4. Skip fast fashion
5. Change your lightbulbs
Change your bulbs. Start buying LED lightbulbs to minimize your energy usage. Then, just change them one at a time. A small change, a little at a time.
6. Clean up
7. Take a trip for the environment
8. Don't be a litterbug
9. Eat less meat
10. Plant your Christmas tree
Plant your Christmas tree each year after the holiday is over. You can get a tree with the root ball still intact. Keep it moist while you enjoy the holidays, then unwrap it, dig a hole and fill it in. Easy as pie.
11. Pull weeds
They say pulling weeds is a meditative action. So, take an hour to pull the weeds instead of using an herbicide. It’s much better for the planet and can help your mind and soul as well.
12. Use clean energy
13. Don't throw your furniture away
14. Use your phone to take notes
Instead of writing down notes on pieces of paper, use your notepad on your phone or tablet. It reduces the use of paper and you can always keep track of your notes.
15. Set your cruise control
Use you car’s cruise control. Cruise control keeps the speed at the most gas economic position.
16. Stop using plastic waterbottles
17. Grow your own food
18. Go fishing
19. Landscape with your neighborhood in mind
Landscape with flora and fauna that are indigenous to your area. Things that grow naturally where you live will require less manual watering. Using just the rain to water your yard cuts down on water usage.
20. Turn off your laptop
Turn off your laptop at night. You aren’t using it anyway. This one’s easy to do, it’s just remembering to do it.
21. Hang your clothes to dry
22. Shower together to save
Share the shower. Take a shower with bae to conserve some water. Wash each other’s hair as a romantic bonus.
BYOB. Bring your own bag. Get some reusable bags for your groceries. Skip using plastic or even paper bags at the store by bringing your own. Reducing waste is simple, especially when you get to use cute bags.
24. Don't litter
Yes, most people don’t litter. But, you may know someone who does. Littering is bad for the planet, so keep the trash where it belongs; in the trash can.
25. Visit your local farmer's market
Innviertlerin, PixabayGo to the farmer’s market to get the best produce. Buying from the farmer’s market also supports small business. It’s a win, win.