10 Ways to Give Back and Celebrate Earth Month
Earth month is really taking off this year. It’s about time we start celebrating the amazing wonders the earth offers us while giving back to our home as well. Here’s some fun ideas that will help you connect with our lovely home and show the earth that we are truly grateful for everything it provides for us.
- Get outside for a walk, a hike, or a good ol’ bike ride. Breathe in the fresh air. While you're at it, take your shoes off and connect to the earth through grounding.
- Make a commitment to reduce your carbon footprint by taking public transit for the month and buying locally sourced foods.
- Get your garden plant-ready! Clean up any debris in the garden and turn the soil. Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty. Prune bushes, roses, and ornamental grasses to encourage an abundance of growth.
- Hit up your local nursery and buy some new plants for the garden. This is a great way to bond with your family while connecting with the earth and giving the bees something to enjoy too.
- Plant a vegetable garden! This is a fantastic way to give back to earth and yourself that goes beyond earth month. Start seeds indoors and plant outside when the risk of frost has gone.
- Spend a day or two to clean your house – while you’re at it take a look at the products you’re using. Are they earth-friendly? If you’re not sure, check out EWG’s Healthy Living app. Safely dispose of any that are not safe. You can check out my post on what we use at home to keep our house clean while keeping the harmful chemicals out.
- Declutter and donate items around the house that you’re no longer using. Don’t just take the ‘easy’ route by throwing these in the garbage.
- Open your windows to freshen the air in your home. After a long winter the air in your home is likely very stale and polluted. Get a good cross breeze going and open a few around your home. Make sure you turn the heat off while you’re at it!
- Consider purchasing a programmable wireless remote control for your power outlets in the house. We use this one at home. It’s an easy way to shut off power to electrical devices preventing phantom power usage, also called standby usage. We use it on the WiFi router and stereo equipment. Turning the WiFi unit off when not in use also reduces your family’s exposure to radiofrequency energy. When we started doing this my night time sleep improved considerably.
- Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth and washing dishes! This is a super easy one to implement but often overlooked.
How are you planning to celebrate earth month? I’d love to hear what ideas you've got!