Happy Earth Day! The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970 as millions of people organized to protest the negative impacts of industrial development. The same year, the Environmental Protection Agency was created to protect air and water. While this year was impactful in taking steps towards preserving our earth, the job is not done. Every year we celebrate Earth Day, but Earth Day doesn’t just have to be one day of the year. Here are some small and big changes you can make in your everyday life to show the earth some love!

01 Reduce, Reuse, RECYCLE

There is more to recycling than just throwing empty bottles in your recycling bin. Start looking for other ways you can recycle. Whether that is simply starting a recycling plan or digging deeper into your current plan to find more ways to incorporate recycled goods into your everyday life.

02 Plant a Tree

While this seems to be a big project, it is actually rather simple. Trees are a big part of our earth, and planting one will add to the health and wellness of the world. Here is a great website to get you going.

03 Use your “Green Thumb”

Put together your own garden this Earth Day! This can save you money, help enrich the area, and give you more purpose in your everyday life. Aside from all the fresh produce you’ll get from growing your own garden, there are several mental health benefits as well. Watch this video to learn more!

04 Make your Home a Green Home

There are simple things you can do inside your home to help the environment. Have you updated your light bulbs yet? Changing your light bulbs to LED bulbs will help your wallet and the environment in the long run.

05 Get Outside

After all, Earth Day is all about celebrating and enjoying the planet, so let’s get off our computers, put down our cell phones (after reading this blog post of course) and get outdoors! Pack a picnic or just simply go for a walk!

There are many other ways to give back to the earth today and every day after. By making minor lifestyle changes like, using LED light bulbs or finding new ways to recycle, we can leave this earth better than we found it.

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