April 22nd, 2021 marks the 51st official Earth Day, but Earth Day doesn’t have to be just one day of the year. We can take steps each day to celebrate our planet and invest our time and energy in treating mother nature better. It’s something we strive to do at Peet Bros.
Wondering how you can make small choices that make a big impact? Here are a few tips to keep in mind:
- Pay close attention to the ingredients and the packaging that are in your everyday products. Can you pronounce the ingredients, is there excess packaging, or is the packaging recyclable or compostable?
- Write down what is inside of your fridge and in your pantry before you go shopping! Plan meals around the food that needs to be eaten first.
- Keep some reusable bags in your vehicle or purse for impromptu grocery trips (you can even use reusable bags at the hardware store or gas station), that way you can avoid single use plastics.
- Use bar soaps instead of body wash in plastic bottles… we have you covered there!
- Keep a composting pale under your sink to dispose of compostable waste – then use it in your herb garden or yard when it breaks down.
- Invest in some quality containers, beeswax wrappers and reusable silicone bags to keep food leftovers, haul lunches and store small household items.
- Start a small garden, even an herb garden in your windowsill.
- Swap a quick drive for a bike ride or walk.
- Support companies that have ethical practices and that are environmentally focused.
Now that we know how to make some little changes in our daily lives, let’s acknowledge the efforts and work behind Earth Day (earthday.org) for bringing awareness to climate change and environmental destruction. The organization offers invaluable education through programs like:
- Global Youth Summit (April 20): consists of panels, speeches, discussions, and special messages with today’s youth climate activists (including Greta Thunberg and others)
- Global Education Summit (April 21): focuses on the crucial role that educators play in combating climate change and why we need transformative climate education now.
- Earth Day (April 22): focuses on natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems.
We only have one planet to call home. So, let’s do everything we can to make it a better, greener place to live.