Earth Day is an annual global event that focuses on sustainability, awareness of the environment, and taking care of our eco-system. Every year on April 22nd, people around the world come together to take part in this movement.
The annual tradition started in 1970, during the peak of the hippie era. During that time period, “20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. Thousands of colleges and universities organized protests against the deterioration of the environment. Groups that had been fighting against oil spills, polluting factories and power plants, raw sewage, toxic dumps, pesticides, freeways, the loss of wilderness, and the extinction of wildlife suddenly realized they shared common values.”
In today’s modern era, Earth Day continues to be a day of recognition for important environment-related issues, but it’s also come to serve as an annual reminder for all the various ways we can help support the Earth in our own daily lives. Here are some fun ways to celebrate Earth Day.
Earth Day Celebration Ideas
If you enjoy gardening, why not add some bountiful produce crops into the mix? Planting herbs, vegetables, and fruits are not only a great way to add visual variety to your landscape, but they also enable you to enjoy the fruits of your labor by cooking the produce you grow. Since insects tend to be a major concern for most people growing their own produce, instead of spraying harmful chemicals onto your garden, opt for a natural insect repellant. Consuming organically-grown fruits and vegetables also helps your body absorb more vital nutrients and stay healthy. So start planting those seeds.
Another way to recognize Earth Day all year long is to create separate bins in your home for disposables. Separating out recyclable products (like cans and containers) from trash is actually quite easy. Instead of tossing everything into a garbage can (which adds to the extraneous waste in our landfills), have one recycling bin and another for trash. In addition, instead of buying disposable plastic water bottles, opt for washable glasses or re-usable water bottles filled with filtered water.
When it comes to beauty products, toss out the products laden with harsh chemicals and go natural instead. From makeup to hair products, there are so many options on the market nowadays that contain natural ingredients, which is better for your skin, hair, and body.
Whichever way you celebrate Earth Day, you can feel good knowing that you’re making strides to not only help preserve the environment, but also help improve your life as well.
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