Earth Day is celebrated each April 22. What does Earth Day mean to you? How are you making Earth Day more meaningful in your home or business? Earth Day, of course, is more than thinking about the environment for just a day. It is a time to celebrate our Earth, and take actions to be kinder to the earth all year long. Here are some Earth Day Tips for going green and celebrating Earth Day!
Celebrating Earth Day – Tips for Going Green
Help Clean Up your Community
Cleaning up your community can be as simple as picking up litter in the parks or ditches. This can be a great activity for both kids and adults! Schools, businesses, or local groups could get together and pick up trash, re-paint garbage cans, remove graffiti, or repair broken park benches. Learn how Lewistown, MT has made an impact in their community.
Plant Some Green
Earth Day is a great time to plant a tree or even add a plant to your home or office. A new office plant will add some color to the room and help clean the air. Many people make planting a new tree an annual Earth Day tradition.
Vow to Use more Eco-Friendly Products
Cleaning supplies with harsh chemicals, throw-away products, and products that come along with excessive or non-recycable packaging can be replaced with more earth-friendly, non-toxic versions.
Make Recycling More Convenient
It is important to make recycling convenient for your employees and your family. In an office setting, recycling bins should be at every desk and copy station. In a retail setting, cardboard balers help staff to condense bulky packaging that may otherwise be easy to throw in the dumpster.
Reduce your Carbon Footprint
Rideshare to work, use your bicycle more often, and be an advocate for telelcommuting to drive down your transportation footprint. Every little bit counts!
Use Less Paper at the Office
There can be a lot of paper waste at workplaces and schools. Look for new ways to use less paper by going digital. Paperless business can reduce paper waste, printer cartridges, and clutter too!
Teach the Kids about Mother Earth
Do some fun projects with your kids to help them fully experience Earth Day. There are tons of great Earth related craft ideas on Pinterest for young kids. Ideas for older kids could include writing projects, making posters, or getting involved with clean-up at local parks. Here are some ideas for recycling at schools.
There is no better place to be than ouside on Earth Day. Go for a walk, do some yard work, get your hands dirty in the garden. You could also attend a local Earth Day celebration or fair! Reflect on the beauty of the earth beneath you and think about how you can help keep it that way for future generations.
How are you celebrating Earth Day? At Harmony Enterprises, we are continually striving to reduce, reuse, and recycle – Here are some of earth-friendly actions we are taking. We would love to hear about what you are doing in the comments below!