It’s no secret that the planet is in a bit of a pickle. The environment is, in fact, in jeopardy, and it’s up to us to make the difference to help our home. This Earth Day, take a few simple steps to help reduce the stress on the environment, as well as the animals with which we share the planet. And never forget – Earth is our home, too! Here are a few things you can do to help make the world a better place.
1. Recycle, Recycle, Recycle!
There’s a reason cities and towns provide residents with recycling bins. Use ’em! Buy recyclable plastics, or better yet – stop using disposable plastics altogether. Buy a couple reusable water bottles and bring ’em along for the ride, whether you’re running to the grocery store or spending a day at the beach!
In addition to recycling your plastic bottles, you can help ease the burden of plastic bottles by picking up a reusable water bottle! Made from either insulated plastic or stainless steel, these water bottles and tumblers will keep you hydrated day after day – for years to come!
2. Visit a Museum, Zoo, or Aquarium
Knowledge is power! The best way to get motivated to save the planet is to learn about it. Whether it’s a science museum, art museum, natural history museum, or even a zoo or an aquarium, these institutions are the perfect place to learn about this amazing place we call home – its past, present, and future! Get kids interested in science and animals at a young age, and they’ll thank you later. The best zoos and aquariums also do a lot for conservation, so it’s a great way to help animals while learning about them in person.
3. Drive a Little Less
A little less time spent behind the wheel goes a long way. Ride a bike to your local destination, or simply enjoy some time at home with family. Drive less, save money, and give the atmosphere a break.
4. Exercise Your Green Thumb
Spend some time outdoors and get acquainted with Mother Nature! Plant a few garden plants in your own yard (because there’s nothing quite like enjoying a salad with ingredients you grew yourself), or plant some flowers, a bush, or even a tree! Don’t forget, you can also plant a tree out in the world or donate to have a tree planted in your name!
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5. Get the Kids Involved
The fate of the planet is in hands of the next generation and the generation after that, so get kids interested in science, animals, and green activities! Plant together, recycle together, and learn together. Teach them to love the planet, and they’ll carry the lessons they learn with them for the rest of their lives to help make the world a better place!
So, what are you waiting for? Make every day Earth Day!