Tomorrow, April 22nd, is Earth Day! To celebrate, here is a quick list of ten ideas to get you started:
- Start some compost. Composting is one really good way to reduce the amount of waste you produce in your kitchen, and get a really good byproduct out of! Compost is rich in nutrients that are great for helping your plants grow strong and healthy. I recently wrote about the “power of compost,” and you can still take advantage of Green Depot’s sale on springtime green products, including compost supplies!
- Plant a garden. Growing your own food is a remarkable way to connect to the ecosystem, and at the end of your project you’ll have grown some fresh, healthy food. Starting a garden can be easy, if you have the right tools.
- Take a walk. Getting outside is one of the best ways to express an appreciation for nature. Here on the East Coast, springtime is in full swing. Notice how many flowers and new plants are springing up everywhere!
- Read a book. Reading about something environmental can open our minds to new ideas and knowledge about the profound beauty and diversity of the non-human, natural world, as well as ideas on how to live more sustainably (and economically). Green Depot has a few recommendations for you!
- Plant a tree. Planting a tree seems to be the traditional way to celebrate earth day – but it’s one that makes a great difference! Look to your local garden center or arborist to learn more about what you can do.
- Talk to a friend. The environmental movement has grown through the media, for sure, but the most profound contribution you can make to the movement is to talk to the people around you – explain how you came to care about the earth, and what you did to begin making a difference! With any luck, you’ll change a few minds and continue the great momentum we already have.
- Ride a bike. Check out this great video from Grist about “the beauty of just getting on your bike.“