5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day
What are you doing tomorrow?
Well, if you don't know, tomorrow is Earth Day.
So if you're a fan of Mother Earth (most everyone is) then it's a day to celebrate.
What can you do to celebrate? It's easy.
Take advantage of all the great things this planet has given us.
And in return, take care of our "mom" so we can keep reaping all the benefits.
Let me share with you 5 little ways to celebrate that will have a huge impact on your life.
I started with this first 1 many years ago:
When I think of the Earth I always think of the color green. So I made an effort to start eating more greens. I marked the calendar on Earth Day to start eating better. And I haven’t looked back since. I added veggies & fruits to my diet like avocado, broccoli, green beans, zucchini, green grapes, cucumber, green peppers & green apples. It's all delicious & great for you too! God put all this great stuff here for a reason. So dig in! And feel better while you're at it.
Buy Local Greens
Most folks I know have access to some sort of "farmers market." I encourage you to buy your greens there. Nothing against the "big-box" stores… but I'd rather give money to my neighbors. I know them. They put their all into their work. And I'm telling you, the fruits & veggies taste better for it. So if you can, shop local. It's a win-win.
Grow a Survival Garden
Now, if you really want to eat local… there's always your backyard. That's about as local as you can get. Do not be scared of growing your own crops. You only need basic equipment like a shovel and maybe a jug or hose for watering. And of course some seeds too. I recommend growing non-GMO, heirloom seeds. (My buddy Frank usually has some in stock.) Because they are usually tougher and easier to grow. And the fruits & veggies they produce are delicious! I’m talking about mouth-watering food here. And the best part — you’ll have access to all this healthy food 24/7. Just step outside.
This one is so simple it hurts. I used to never shop with a reusable bag. And I would end up with a bunch of plastic bags in my pantry. I mean a huge pile of bags. I used to think I would use them for something. But that never happened. Then, once a week, I would have to gather them all up and drive to the store to throw them in the recycling bin. What an absolute pain. That's why I think you should use reusable bags. They're cheap. They're easy to store. And they're easier on our landfills too.
Recycle or Reuse
Again, another simple 1 here. I can't stand seeing folks walk out of the store with those huge, megapacks of bottled water. First, it's a waste of plastic & your money. Second, a while ago there was a scandal. Remember this? Turns out, the water in those bottles was regular old tap water. Yeah. Why drink that? You know how I feel about tap water.
So instead, buy a bottle that's meant to be used over and over again. It saves you a ton of money. Not only that, but you can get one that disinfects your water too. Try to get one that uses a filter or a UV light.
As you can see, this is all small stuff you can do. But each one will have a huge impact on your life. And you'll be helping out mother nature. Which if you're invested in your health is an absolute must. Because we're only as healthy as the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe.