Often times we tend to neglect this planet we call home. Since today is Earth Day, lets show Mother Earth some love. And no.. I’m not saying you have to go to the extreme by using recyclable toilet paper or converting your gas tank to use cooking as fuel, but there are simple things you can do to keep our planet clean. For instance, before throwing something away, think of ways it could be re-purposed and instead of driving, save some gas and walk the 3 or 4 blocks to the store. For more ideas on how to spend your Earth Day, here are 5 ways to show the planet some love.
1.Upcycle – Many times we just throw things away, without thing how they can be reused or re-purposed. Instead of throwing away your Starbucks cups, turn them into a hanging planter, like I did for my kitchen herb garden!
2.Spend some quality time with nature – Whether it’s a hike, a trip to the beach, or just relaxing at a park, take some time to unplug and enjoy being outdoors.
3. Plant some seeds and watch them grow ! – Grow your own fruits, vegetables, or herbs, right in your own backyard or rooftop, depending on where you live.
4. BYOB – (Bring your own bag) – Save some trees and possibly 10 cents, depending on where you live, by taking your own bags on your next trip to the grocery store
5. Park it – Keep your car parked and walk or ride your bike, to nearby places. You’ll be one less car polluting the air and you’ll probably get there faster!