This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Natural Living Blog Carnival hosted by Happy Mothering and Crunchy Farm Baby through the Green Moms Network. This month, our members are talking about how they honor the Earth year round. Stop by all of the posts to get ideas on how to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle.
Earth Day comes around in the middle of every April as a gentle reminder for us to pause in observance of the earth. It is a beautiful day for us to honor the environment that gives so selflessly, and its also a day meant to inspire change, so that everyday can be Earth Day. If you ask anyone what it means to be green, chances are that their answer will be “to recycle, reduce and reuse.” Although we still haven’t gotten the hang of it yet, recycling, reducing and reusing are by far the three most popular sectors of living Greener. When we recycle, we cut down on the need to use virgin materials and when we reduce and reuse, we keep less trash out of the landfills. However, as beneficial as the three R’s are to us creating sustainability, regularly performing those actions isn’t the only way to be green. In fact, we can be doing a lot more. Below are a few easy ways to honor the earth all year round.
Honor the Earth All Year Round:
- Get to know the earth: Chances are, if you got to know the environment on a more intimate level, you would want to protect it more. If you knew how important our pollinators are to our existence, you’d use less chemicals. And, if you truly knew the value of water, you would stop wasting it. Create a deeper connection to the earth by seeking out interesting facts on the internet and at your local library, because when you love something, you will want to protect it.
- Clean things up: We are literally living in our own filth – unfortunately, it has become a normal thing to see cigarette butts, plastic bags, bits of paper and rotting food in our parks, beaches and communities. Get in touch with a local Eco-group or start one in your community and make an effort to go out and clean things up.
- Plant some trees: Trees supply us with the oxygen we need to live, yet we still cut them down like a bunch of dumb dumbs. Green up by starting an organic garden, also, do some guerrilla gardening and throw some seed bombs.
- Give back: Find an ethical cause to support and give back, donate your time and money to causes that are actively trying to restore the earth.
- Inspire others: Inspire your family, friends and your community to live with the environment in mind. Become the voice that would inspires a positive change.
- Be a minimalist: Living minimalisticly means that you don’t have a lot, yet you have all you need – living minimally is a great way to be green while also saving money and encouraging selflessness, contentment and organization.
We only have this one earth to walk upon, it is up to us to cherish it and preserve it for the future generations.
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