April is the month when we pay more attention to environmental issues to treat the planet well. Earth Day is the day when you can convey the message of your responsibility to protect the environment and practice new habits if needed. We can start celebrating this day and helping save Earth, and we have 10 ideas below!
Plant a new tree for your garden
Plants clean the air, provide more oxygen, and cool things around your home. Plant a tree in your family yard or garden to start a meaningful earth day.
If you don’t have bare land to plant trees, you can grow your own vegetables on your balcony or terrace. This has both health benefits and reduced fossil fuel emissions by not having to transport food to the stores.
Switch to bike or public transport
Biking, taking public transport or just walking are the best options available to protect the environment. And if you don’t have a bike or don’t know how to ride a bike, take public transport.
Traveling in a private vehicle powered by a Diesel engine means you are consuming a great deal of fossil fuel every day. So finding alternative means of transportation that will lower your carbon footprint but get you on the go is a great idea for a big change in Earth day. Fewer cars on the road mean fewer carbon emissions that pollute the air, which in turn contributes to less global warming.
Watch Earth Day Live
You should not rush to the streets to attend the earth day events caused by the Covid 19 pandemic. Instead, you can keep an eye on Earth Day Live, a three-day live broadcast of tutorials, Music performances, and billboards showcasing what the climate movement is doing.
Buy reusable bags
Plastic waste takes up a lot of space in landfills and poses major problems for marine wildlife. If plastic bags continued to be wasted, there would be no place for the earth to bury garbage. It is estimated that Americans use 100 billion plastic bags a year and the production of these bags alone requires about 12 million barrels of oil. Instead, buy a few reusable bags to use when you go to the grocery store. You will not only be environmentally friendly during earth Day but all day of the year!
Buy refillable bottles for family members
Don’t think throwing your plastic water bottles in the recycling bin means they don’t harm the environment. So buy a reusable bottle for all family members on Earth Day as a gift to increase environmental accountability. People will always have water to use without having to buy plastic water bottles again.
Buy local products
Buying local produce like handicrafts and vegetables means you are supporting small businesses in the area. They produce small so they consume less energy, and the products do not have to be transported far from other places, thus limiting emissions.
When you buy locally, it will be shipped for shorter distances, with fewer emissions.
Shop for sustainable clothing
If you want to reward yourself with a new outfit, you should consider sustainable fashion. As with any item, buying something that is already used is good for Earth as it doesn’t involve new resources.
Same goes for second-hand clothing, check used clothing websites to see what clothing types are available. Not only that, several studies have shown that buying online can actually be better for the environment as it takes about 30% less energy to operate.
Spend time outside with family
Sometimes we can get so caught up in what’s happening on social media that we forget the joy of being outside. Earth Day is just a reminder of how beautiful our planet is to remind us to change our habits.
So spend more time outdoors. You can exercise in the backyard, read a book, have lunch, or just take a deep breath of the fresh air. If you live in a big city and the outdoors is crowded, try taking a walk during after-work in a park where the air is fresh.
Earth Day April 22 is rapidly approaching. Grab the perfect timing to start meaningful activities that can reduce our environmental impact. Hopefully, the above eco-friendly methods can help you choose which to do this month. Your one small change not only has a positive impact on the environment but also saves you money at the same time.