Earth Month is the entire month of April! Check out these activities you can participate in to love your Mother Earth.
Help End Plastic Pollution
This year the Earth Day Network is dedicated to ending plastic pollution. Whether you are an individual, organization, or education, see what you can do to take action to end plastic pollution on Earth Day and beyond.
Donate Your Mascara Wands to Help Wildlife
The Appalachian Wildlife Refuge uses mascara wands to to remove fly eggs and larva from the fur of wild animals. They work great because the bristles are close together. Just wash the wands in soapy water to remove residual mascara. Be sure to watch the video of all the cute creatures who benefit from the wands.
Adopt a Spot and Pick Up Trash
Whether you officially adopt a road or a spot in the community where you live, or simply decide to pick up trash whenever you see it, it’s all good! Streams and rivers tend to serve as a collection point for lots of trash, but popular roads are just as bad. Just be sure to wear protective gloves and if you are picking up on the street, wear an orange safety vest, too so vehicles can see you!
Binge Watch the Sister Eden YouTube Channel
I’ve got over 172 videos on my YouTube channel which average between 2 to 5 minutes long. I cover topics such as low waste living, recycling, and reusing to restaurant, movie, book and product reviews as well as some funny satirical videos. Check ’em out and be sure to subscribe so you never miss one!
Try a Vegan Restaurant
Whether you are vegan, thinking about going vegan, or have no intention to go vegan, visit a vegan restaurant. Plant-based diets are the best for our planet, our health, and the welfare of animals. Not sure where to go? Check out Happy Cow to find a veg-friendly restaurant near you.
Visit a Park
Whether you check out a local park or a national park, just get the heck out in nature. Take the ear buds out of your ears and listen to nature. Look around. Up and down. I find that the more I get out in nature, the more I appreciate it, and the more I want to protect it.
Unplug from Everything
Set a day and unplug from everything — television, music, social media, even your phone. Notice how you feel. Write about it in a journal.
Watch an Environmental Film
If you go to Netflix, choose Movies/Documentaries and from there, choose Social & Cultural Docs or Food & Travel TV or Documentaries or Science & Nature Docs.
Purge Your Stuff
Purge a closet/drawyer/box and aim to recycle/reuse/repurpose/donate 98% of it or more. You’ll feel great for cleaning up a space. Then vow to keep the junk out of the landfill and choose to not bring one more thing into your home unless you take two things out.
Read My e-Book
My e-Book contains 31 daily tips for taking care of yourself and taking care of the planet, so you can continue to celebrate Earth Month for at least another month!
Latest posts by Lori Hill (see all)
- 10 Things To Do For Earth Month - April 13, 2018
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