The earth also gives us food to eat, materials to build our homes and plants and herbs for medicines. The earth is truly a magnificent creation.
Let's all help celebrate Earth Day by doing something for the earth today or another day this week. Here are some ideas I came up with:
1. For one day, don't drive. Bike, walk, jog. This morning I got my boys up and we walked to school and will be walking home as well. Less emissions in the air the better it is for the earth.
2. Grab a bunch of other families and go to the park for the evening. While there do a clean up project to help keep the park beautiful.
3. Take a hike. Look around and appreciate the beauty. With appreciation comes the desire to protect and help.
4. Plant a tree or a garden.
5. Switch all your light bulbs for energy efficient ones.
6. Introduce someone who isn't very outdoorsy to an outdoor activity. This can be as easy as a walk or taking them fishing. Anything they might enjoy to help build a love for the earth.
7. Eat a sunrise breakfast then work in the yard for the morning.
8. Find 20 things that you can give away, upcycle or donate to reduce waste.
9. Unplug any electronic not in use.
10. Borrow books, go electronic, or check them out of a library instead of buying them.
11. Switch to paperless options for your bills. This means you no longer receive a paper copy, but an electronic version.
12. Dry your clothes out on a clothesline.
13. Use old clothes for rags instead of paper towels.
14. Teach kids the importance of turning off lights when they leave a room and use lights only when needed.
15. Cook a healthy meal using organic and locally purchased foods.
Love our earth!
Happy Earth Day.