Earth Day! It’s almost here (at least for 2019). April 22nd marks a day that makes me very happy. Millions of people around the world pause to think about something bigger. Something that brings us all together, no matter what tiny corner of the world we call home.
I know that you move as quickly as I do. And it’s hard to take action on something for Earth Day when you have a to do list that’s a mile long. I’ve pulled together a list of 5 ideas that you can plan quickly (literally 10 minutes or less research) to celebrate Earth Day this year.
Let me know if you try any of these. I would LOVE to know if this is useful for you.
1. Pick One Species to Help Periodically This Year
Pick one animal or plant species to learn more about. In a 3 minute read, you will learn interesting facts, understand why they need our help, and get a handful of ideas you can do to help. Then you can do something right then, or list them out on your calendar to do periodically, like once a month.
2. Try Implementing a New (Easy) Daily Habit
Download the Free Everyday Sustainability Guide from The Nature Conservancy. This is a well written article on little things you can do to make a difference. Pick something and try implementing it as a new daily habit.
3. Look for an Earth Day Festival Near You
Are you free on the big day (or weekend leading up to it)? If so, consider joining your community for something fun. I love this roundup of activities all over. If your city isn’t listed here, I recommend looking for events on Facebook near you.
4. For Kids! Download an Activity to do Together
I love this page. Pick one of over 100 printable resources to share something that interests you with your kids. Everything from recycling, to gardening, to weather.
5. Take a Hike, Literally
Get outside! If you have grass, take off your shoes! Same goes for sand, or dirt, or anything you feel comfortable digging those tootsies into. ;-) Enjoy a walking meditation through your neighborhood, or any undeveloped “still filled with nature” place near you. If you’re like me, it’s easy to plan to do this, but then remove it from the list when things get busy. Promise yourself an Earth Day walk and let me know how it goes. If you’d like to enjoy a guided nature meditation while you’re out, here’s one of my favorite resources.
We’ve recently changed our name from Trendy Little Sweethearts to For Animals. For Earth. Why? Click here to watch my video update.
If you’re interested in grabbing a new Earth Hugger Animal Lover tshirt for the holiday, they’re currently on sale! These are made with recycled plastic, organic cotton, and a $5 donation will go to help one of the grassroots rescue groups we support. Available in kids and adult sizes. Click here to visit Etsy shop for sale.