10 Things to Do for Planet Earth

“We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.”

~ Marian Wright Edelman

Here are some easy-to-incorporate tips to celebrate Earth Day this year and hopefully become daily habits of living green.

Buy local product at a Farmer’s Market.
Replace light bulbs with energy efficient bulbs.
Open the windows (in your house and the car) and get fresh air instead of running the A/C.
Don’t use paper or plastic bags for the month.
Sign up for a beach day clean-up.
If you don’t live near the beach, clean-up a local park.
Plant a tree. (Arbor Day is April 27)
Plant a garden.
Add flowers that attract bees, such as lavender.
Butterflies and hummingbirds are attracted to dogwoods, zinnias or delicious berry plants.
Do a little spring cleaning! Clean out a closet and give extra clothes to those in need.
Ride your bike to work or to shop.
Hang out clothes on a clothesline.
Recycle cans and bottles and paper.
Start a compost for your kitchen scraps.

Earth Day falls on a Sunday this year. The Blessed Earth website offers ideas on how to make Earth Day a Church Day. Check out some of the ways you can get your church involved this year.

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About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


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