Happy Earth Day: 5 Easy Ways to Help the Planet

What a great day to celebrate the incredible beauty and diversity of Mother Earth! It can be so overwhelming to think about how we can take action to help protect our environment. Here are a few small ways that you can celebrate our planet and make a big difference: 


  1. Do you see trash while out on your morning walk? Participate in the Great Global Cleanup. If you love spending time outdoors, why not bring a trash bag and pick up some trash while outside? It's a great way to beautify your favorite place while getting some exercise!
  2. What would our world be like without trees? Help stop deforestation by supporting companies that take an active role against it, and consider donating to The Canopy Project, where every dollar plants a tree!
  3. Love the flowers you see in your garden? Did you know that 40% of pollinators are on the verge of extinction? Help save the butterflies and bees and take the Pesticide Pledge to limit the use of harmful pesticides in your garden.
  4. Want to be a citizen scientist and help researchers around the world? It's as easy as taking a picture with your phone! Grab the app from Global Earth Challenge where you can take photos that will help scientists track plastic to its source, identify bees in your neighborhood, or estimate air quality where you live.
  5. Want to reduce your own plastic footprint? Avoid single-use plastic items, such as store-bought bottles of water (commit to using your own water bottles), bring your reusable bags to the grocery store, and get to know the brands you purchase - check out these companies that are making conscious efforts to reduce their plastic waste.

See? That wasn't so hard, was it? I hope you are all celebrating in your own special way and making every day Earth Day - Have a wonderful week!