5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

It’s Earth Day! Here are some ideas to celebrate:

1. Get your hands and shoes muddy.
Plant an organic garden There is nothing better than having your own organic and chemical- free fruits and vegetables right from your yard! Right now is the perfect time of year to plant a garden- so what better day to do it than on Earth Day?

2. Your trash could be someone’s treasure
Recently, I saw on a local neighborhood site, an anonymous poster who posted:
We are very lucky. We live in a affluent, safe neighborhood. I know many of you feel you deserve everything you have because of your hard work. But nonetheless, we are all incredibly fortunate to live in a beautiful place where we can raise our children safely with top notch schools. As opposed to 99% of the rest of the world.   Often, when I go for a jog, I see what folks are putting on their curb as trash. Completely functional basketball hoops (because sonny moved on to other interests). A little out of style (but completely functional) furniture. You name it. All will end up in a landfill, polluting the planet.
PLEASE if you are able to, find a local non-profit and donate these items. You’ll even get a tax deduction and you can use the money to buy more crap you don’t need.  If you aren’t able to, please contact me and I’ll be more than happy to help out and take your items to local non-profits that can find a new owner.  Protecting the planet starts with each and everyone of us. Thank you!!! 🙂 “

So, this anonymous earth loving friend, inspired me to post his words as # 2 and words to live by on earth day and all year long!  Who doesn’t love the feeling of getting rid of old clutter? But even better, finding the clutter items a new home!   You could also recycle qualified materials that you have sitting around.

3. Go on a hike
Spending time in nature is something people often overlook. It’s nice to take a step back to relax your mind and enjoy the beauty on this earth. Hiking is also a great form of cardio which is an added bonus for your health

4. Set up a compost bin in your backyard
Compost is when organic materials break down to produce a nutrient-rich soil (which you can use for your garden!). Things that can be composted include fruit and vegetable scraps, coffee grounds, tea bags, pet and human hair, dried leaves, torn up cardboard, and hay. Compost bins are great for the environment for gardening with the soil.

5. Sign up for a local CSA
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. When you sign up for a CSA, you will receive fresh produce grown by local farmers which is an awesome way to support your community and the earth! Find out more about local CSA’s here.

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