In Honor of Earth Day…

What more fitting way to honor Earth Day than to commit to doing one good thing for the earth every week.

Need ideas? 

  • Pick up garbage on your street.
  • Give bees, birds and butterflies a helping hand by adding plants to your yard that attract pollinators.
  • Plant a tree.
  • Add a birdbath to your yard. (The birds will thank you!)
  • Stop using harmful chemicals in your house and yard.
  • Buy more locally grown foods.
  • Plant your own vegetables.
  • Join others in cleaning up a shoreline or park.
  • Recycle, recycle, recycle.
  • Reduce your water usage (shorter showers, low-flush toilets, etc.)
  • Turn off lights that aren’t in use.
  • Limit your number of wood-burning fires.
  • Go vegetarian once or twice a week.
  • Limit use of your car if possible: group errands, telecommute, walk or bike.
  • Support agencies that work towards protecting the environment.
  • Let your voice be heard about environmental issues.
  • Donate excess goods to charity.
  • Appreciate the beauty and wonder of nature.

Got other ideas? Please add them in the comments section.

Prayer: “We praise you, our Creator. Grace us with a sense of our responsibilities to preserve and protect your precious gift, this Garden, this Earth.” – from Education for Justice

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