On Earth Day, cities, businesses, and individuals roll out the green carpet to celebrate the planet in which we live on. We are living in the day in age where things because very trendy and go through fads. Unfortunately for this, something last year to buy in celebration of Earth Day isn’t so cool this year. Well ditch the efforts or trying to spend money to support Earth Day and seem cool.
You can celebrate Earth Day without spending a dime and it will do more for the planet than another green shirt that says save the planet. These ideas may seem simple, but they really do impact the planet. If can collectively, even just one day, come together to be less wasteful, we are already one step forward than the day before.
Ride Your bike.
Heck, make it even more fun by rollerblading or skateboarding. And if those aren’t options for you there is always public transportation or carpooling. Even if you are still in a car it is at least one more car off the road than if you drove too!
Do you have any old electronics just collecting dust in the attic or basement? Haul those things out and recycle them today. E-waste is becoming a huge problem in our landfills. Use this EPA tool to locate a responsible e-waste recycler in your area, and let your neighbors know that you’ll be happy to take their stuff in with yours.
Eat More Plants
Ditch the meat, at least for today, and focus your diet around plants. Organic and locally-grown food, while vastly better for you and the planet, can be cost prohibitive. The easiest way to opt out of our corrupt food system without breaking the bank is to grow it yourself. You can always start small and build from there. Maybe you start with some herbs, like basil and parsley, then when you think you have a grasp on those move up to the bigger plants.
This one may seem a bit more far fetched, but sharing with each other helps us to be less wasteful. Recently, there has been lots of excitement over a renewed interest in sharing time, money, and resources as a way to increase everyone’s access to things they need – instead of each individual buying something they may only need to use a couple time – or common sense.