How to Celebrate Earth Day, Everyday

The celebration for Earth Day happens once a year. People become conscious of what they are doing to the earth and what they can do to fix it for a day.

For some, this is something that they are working to change constantly by having protests or simply just changing their lifestyle.

Earth day shouldn’t just be one day out of the year that we are taking time to thank our planet for sustaining our lives, it should be something that is done everyday. It is hard to get rid of habits that have been around forever, but with these quick and easy tips, you can celebrate Earth Day everyday.

Ride Your Bike

Obviously this doesn’t work if there is snow on the ground, but during several months out of the year, it’s not a bad idea to ride your bike to your destinations. While it is great for your body, it does numbers to reduce your carbon footprint, which in the long run will lead to a healthier planet.

If riding your bike isn’t possible because of distance, start a carpool or take public transportation. You’ll be helping the only Earth we have because less cars on the roads means less carbon dioxide that contributes to global warming.

Buy Reusable Bags

This is one of the easiest things you can do to help keep our planet clean. Reusable bags can be bought at just about an grocery store for 99 cents. According to Livestrong, Americans alone use 100 billion plastic bags a year, requiring around 12 million barrels of oil, neither of which is good for the planet.

Buying reusable bags will help keep plastic bags out of the landfills and away from harming the wildlife that often gets tangled up in the plastic. Plus, with a reusable, canvas bag, you’ll never have to worry about your groceries falling through the bottom.

It’s a win-win situation for all.

Spend time at your local farmers market

Not only is it a great way to support local business in your town, you’ll be doing the Earth a favor by buying the locally grown fruits and veggies. Buying produce from large scale groceries stories doesn’t seem bad until you look at all the traveling done to get the produce into the stores.

Shopping produce locally means your food is transported a shorter distance and in turn, reduces fossil fuel emissions. Not to mention, fresh produce always tastes better.

Buy a refillable water bottle

Along the lines of buying reusable bags, ditch the plastic water bottles and find one that you can reuse daily. While they aren’t 99 cents, they last for months, and if you’re really careful, for years.

Not only are you saving room in landfills and preventing wildlife from consuming the plastic, you are impacting the Earth in a positive way.

Buying a water bottle doesn’t have to be a chore, you can buy one that fits your taste while saving the planet at the same time.

Spend time outside

If any of these tips are looking a little too difficult or you’ll need some time to accomplish them, spending time outside is one of the easiest ways to appreciate the Earth.

Forget about finishing your favorite series on Netflix and take advantage of the world you have right outside your door.

Earth Day is often the day that people dedicate their day to remember how beautiful the planet is, but why not take advantage of that everyday? It doesn’t matter what you’re doing, it could be reading in the grass or playing football, but just get outside and enjoy everything the Earth has to offer.

There is only one Earth, and when it is gone, there is nothing that can be done to save it. Instead of just taking Earth Day to acknowledge things we could be doing to make the world better, put these tips to use and celebrate Earth Day everyday.