Earth Day is upon us, but around here we like to make everyday Earth Day! This year Earth Day falls in between the full moon and the solar eclipse. It is a powerful time for implementing change, growth, and healing energy into the universe and planet in which we inhabit. Yes, please.
If you’re looking to cook up some magic this Earth Day or if you just want to find some new ways to honor our environment, here are some ideas:
Grow Your Garden with Wildflowers and Native Plants
Wildflowers and indigenous species are not only beautiful but also attract native and beneficial insects that improve both pest control and pollination. I’m talking about bigger flowers and bigger harvests!
As we move into our new place, we were gifted some columnar and prickly pear cactus cuttings and succulents that we have lovingly planted in hopes of baby roots in the next few weeks. You may already know, but we also celebrate prickly pear in our Cactus Crush natural body cream. Try adding a couple of your favorite native plants to your garden each year. You’ll be amazed at the difference.
Make a Connection
Have you heard of Earthing? This exercise invites us to go barefoot outside and connect with the earth. Firmly plant your bare feet in the ground. The weight of your body will organically give you the connection as your feet sink into the ground.
Imagine planting roots into the grass or sand. Feel free to close your eyes. Maybe even do a quick meditation to soak in the connectivity.
Consider Going Meat-Free
A vegetarian or vegan diet is much better for our environment than one which includes meat, believe it or not, and there are several reasons why this is so. Take a baby step by introducing “Meatless Mondays” into your home.
Use a Refillable Water Bottle
Just because you’re tossing your plastic water bottles into the recycling bin doesn’t mean they’re not hurting the environment. It takes a lot of energy to make the bottles. Plus, landfills are filled with millions of bottles.
Please consider buying a reusable bottle. And, shop for one that has a filter attached to it, so you’ll be getting fresh water every time.
Your gold star is on its way because our products use Organic Aloe Juice instead of water as the first ingredient. By keeping water and other fillers out of products, we lighten the load when shipping and allow customers to avoid buying extra packaging. They are so easy to travel with!
Buying your fruits and veggies local helps small businesses and the Earth. Fresh food always tastes the best! Seek out a local restaurant who values sourcing local and seasonal ingredients.
When possible, get your produce from a local farmer’s market. Food in the grocery store travels a long way. All that shipping causes pollution and extra carbon emission. The same goes for eating out.
Shop Local (and smarter)
Looking for a new outfit that will have you standing out from the crowd? You can do it in a way that’s environmentally friendly!
As with any kind of material good, buying something that’s already been used is great for the Earth because it doesn’t involve new resources. This means you’ll save some cash. An extra benefit of upcycling or thrifting is that you’ll be able to create a look that is totally unique to you.
Make EVERYDAY Earth Day!
Don’t stop with just one day of conscious living. We encourage you to try out each of these tips and see how many you can make stick. If we all pitch in to make some small changes, we can amplify our actions and make the next year something to really celebrate!