Earth Day is today, and 2016 marks the 50th Anniversary of the annual worldwide celebration. Did you know that the secular holiday is celebrated in more than 192 countries globally? It’s a big deal, Mr. President!
Are you looking to have an impact or make less of an impact when it comes to protecting the environment? Here are some simple ways to get started that take little to no effort. Together we can make a difference.
For more easy tips on things you can do to be earthy friendly, check out www.earthday.org and start protecting your little corner of the planet today.
Spring is just around the corner, and you may already be deciding on what to plant this year in your garden, or maybe you just want to green up your space a tad.
Here are some fresh ideas on how to go green this spring:
Make an edible wall in your backyard. Companies like Edible Walls offer supplies and tips on how to create some very incredible edibles. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to walk into your backyard and grab a herb you need for cooking or cut some fresh lettuce for a salad?:
Start an urban garden. Just because you live in the city doesn’t mean you can’t garden. Urban agriculture is hot, and places like New York and Detroit have begun programs to develop urban gardens for the community to share and access. In particular, Detroit has been turning abandoned lots into gardens to provide produce for low-income families to have access to fresh veggies and fruits. It is a new way to get out there and get acquainted with your neighbors while making a difference in your community. Take a peek at all the goodness at The Greening of Detroit. Maybe there is even a similar program in your city.
Do you have a tiny backyard? You can still garden. Start with a simple window sill box and grow fresh herbs or chili peppers to use for all your cooking. There’s just something rewarding about eating something you’ve grown yourself. Try it!
All it takes green up is a little bit of commitment and creativity. Starting small is light years ahead of doing nothing – and by working together we can keep our planet clean and green for everyone to enjoy.