“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.”
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.