What Are You Doing For Earth Day?
The ideas shared on how one can help Earth on Earth Day is a reminder each day, it is our responsibility to contribute towards the cause, to practice mindfulness and minimalism, to respect and ensure care for our environment and ecosystems, to protect the future of this beautiful place we all share –our planet.
Simple Ideas for Helping the Planet on Earth Day
- Help our pollinators!
- Plant Native Plants and Flowers.
- Hang a bee hut in your backyard!
- Eliminate the use of pesticides and harmful fertilizers.
- Choose natural and organic.
- Discover organic lawn treatments and use fewer chemicals in your household
- Learn about native species and what you can do to help.
- Grow a garden.
- Develop eco and green habits at work, home and while traveling.
- Reduce and conserve energy – turn lights off, drive less, unplug.
- Explore solar energy options.
- Recycle old clothes, spring clean, turn your trash into treasure: donate.
- Store food in reusable items and avoid plastic.
- Avoid single-use plastics in restaurants and places of business and choose to use reusable and eco-friendly items in your households.
- At the grocery store, skip plastic bags.
- Recycle everything you can.
- Collect and sort your waste.
- Recycle electronics.
- Compact fluorescent bulbs save energy.
- Get your family excited about helping the planet!
- Read a book, google it, watch a documentary or a fun movie – there are tons!
- Getting together with friends or family to engage and converse about our planet is a great way to relate to your children and hopefully, promote interest in further exploration.
- Clean up a park, pick up litter along the roads, #trashtag or go #plogging
- Get up, and get outside and enjoy nature!
How can I Reduce My Carbon Imprint?
Buy Less, Recycle More, Conserve Water and Energy
Take an inventory of your waste and consider alternatives. There are numerous ways you can reduce waste in your home, you must research and examine your own living habits and begin taking the steps towards using less.
Food waste is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emission. Almost one-third of all food produced globally is wasted. Reflect on the alternative to trashing the food, is creating renewable energy out of it? Compost your food scraps!
That’s what compost is and does. Both and verb and a noun, compost is the act of turning food scraps into a nutrient-rich soil and plant fertilizer, but compost is also the finished product – the newly made compost soil. Options to compost include doing it at home in an at-home compost bin or using a compost pick-up company.
Compost In A Jar
The Compost Jar Experiment
Composting in a jar is a great experiment to do with your family to test the waters to see if composting is for your family. It demonstrates the decomposition of the items in the jar.
You simply fill it with soil, dried leaves, cardboard, and your food scraps. Over time you can watch the food disappear! And you are left with a healthy activating compost soil to sprinkle in your garden!
Compost At Home
Luckily in Indianapolis, there are companies currently servicing residents and businesses for curbside compost: Earth Mama Compost and Green With Indy. or you can compost at home – with or without worms! Visit our KidsCompost.com to learn more!