7 Easy Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Every Day
At Explore Ecology we like to empower and educate our community about how their everyday choices impact the environment. Join us in celebrating Earth Day this year by making simple changes in your lifestyle, changes that will make the world a better place for all.
1.) Go outside. Enjoy Nature. If you don’t spend enough time in the natural world, you may have a case of nature deficit disorder. Plan to spend at least 15 minutes outside everyday for a week and see what a difference it makes.
2.) Compost your food scraps instead of sending them to the landfill.
3.) Protect your watershed by avoiding the use of toxic herbicides, pesticides and chemical fertilizers on your lawn or garden.
4.) Don’t be average! Most Americans create about 5 pounds of trash daily. Reduce the amount of trash that you buy by not purchasing over packaged and non-durable items.
5.) Join one of our Beach Clean Ups at Arroyo Burro Beach on the 2nd Sunday of the month or one of our upcoming community cleanups! Keeping trash, especially plastic, off our beaches is a crucial step in creating and preserving ocean health and it feels great!
6.) Save natural resources by choosing to use durable items like cloth shopping bags and metal or glass water bottles.
7.) Start a garden. You don’t need a large space or yard. Your plants can be in the ground, in raised beds, or even in a small pot. If you live in an apartment, try growing just one or two plants. If you don’t know how to start, there are lots of resources to help you at your local Master Gardeners.
Happy Earth Day!