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Easy Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

We all know that it's important to take care of our planet, but sometimes it can be hard to know where to start. 

Earth day is the perfect time to embrace a few fun, climate friendly activities alone or with friends and family.

Easy Earth Day Activities

Here’s a quick list of ideas on how to celebrate earth day in a fun and meaningful way. From planting trees to reducing your carbon footprint, I have tons of ideas for you!

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1. Plant a tree!

One of the best ways to show your love for the earth is by planting a tree. Trees not only help improve air quality, they also help to reduce erosion and provide shade and shelter. You can plant a tree on your own property or in your local community. Just make sure you get permission first!

2. Go for a nature walk.

Take a nature walk and enjoy all that the earth has to offer. Spend time in your local park, go for a hike, or walk along the beach. Take in the fresh air and marvel at the beauty of the natural world around you. If you have kids, bring them with you. Our best shot at saving this planet is to teach the text generation how important it is.

3. Make a sustainable lunch.

Making your own lunches is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Avoid using disposable items like plastic bags and Styrofoam cups, and choose sustainable materials like bamboo or stainless steel instead. You can also pack your lunch in a reusable container or bag.

If you want to really make a difference, look for locally sourced foods. The fewer miles your food travels, the more sustainable it tends to be.

4. Recycle and reduce.

Recycling is one of the simplest and most effective ways to reduce your impact on the environment. You can reduce your consumption of energy and other resources by making simple changes like turning off the lights when you leave a room, unplugging electronics when they’re not in use, and driving less.

5. Plant a Pollinator Garden

if we really want to save this planet, we need to do whatever we can to protect bees, butterflies and other pollinators   Our food supply depends on it   Check out my blog to learn what butterflies eat and drink, and then set up a feast for them in your yard  

6. Spread the word

One of the best ways to celebrate earth day is by spreading the word to your friends and family. Share these ideas with them and encourage them to get involved in their own way. Together we can make a difference for our planet!

Happy Earth Day! How will you be celebrating this year? 

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