Let’s use Earth Day as an excuse to pause and consider how well we are stewarding God’s beautiful creation- our planet Earth.
Our children are watching how we treat the things we’ve been given, including our planet.
Here Are 5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day 🌎 and Beyond
1. Create a new earth-friendly habit for your family
- Buy washable, reusable grocery bags to use instead of plastic. (My favorites are Envirosax. They are cute, durable, and hold up really well. I still have my original set from a decade ago. Makes for a great Mother’s Day gift too!)
- Can you cut down on purchasing one-time-use disposables and single-use plastics such as bottled water? We stopped buying bottled water over a year ago and fill up reusable pitchers and individual stainless steel bottles instead.
- My favorite habit we started during Covid quarantine was to begin composting thanks to Recycled City. Why not throw your food waste into a compost bin instead of the trash can contributing to your local food economy by creating fresh, chemical-free soil.
2. Get outside and enjoy an Earth Dayte
- Visit a National Park since it’s also National Park Week this week! Get the details HERE
- Go support a local farmers market or farm-to-table restaurant. Find your local farmer’s market or local food directory HERE
- Take the kids on an Earth Day Scavenger Hunt or Color Walk around the neighborhood
3. Stay inside and enjoy learning virtually
- Play an online game to test your recycling knowledge HERE
- Take a virtual tour of a Recycling Facility
4. Keep used textiles out of landfills and donate them instead
It’s not helpful to drop off stained, ripped, or worn-out clothing at any thrift store. Instead of throwing your unusable textiles in the garbage, you can drop them in for-profit parking lot bins and they will turn your “trash” into treasure. (Or so they say they will and they are out of your house anyway!)
You can also recycle your plastic grocery bags at accepting locations near you HERE Learn what plastics are recyclable HERE You might be surprised what you are throwing away that you could recycle instead!
Also, look for places to donate your old batteries, corks, printer ink cartridges, or electronics.
5. Make eco-friendly household cleaners
White vinegar and vodka are power cleaners, easily cutting through grease and removing mildew, odors, stains, and wax buildup. Reuse existing spray bottles in your home instead of buying new ones! HERE are some eco-friendly cleaning ‘recipes’ from my friend Sami.
What other ways do you mindfully steward the amazing planet that we live on?