18 Apr Simple Eco-Conscious Ways to Celebrate Earth Day
In case you haven’t heard, our favorite holiday of the year is right around the corner. Yes, we’re talking about Earth Day! Happening on Friday, April 22nd, this annual eco-holiday is meant to spread awareness about our everyday impact on the planet. It encourages us to recycle, reduce waste, and implement environmentally-friendly practices into our daily lives. Earth Day is the perfect opportunity to contribute to a greener world, demonstrate support for environmental protection, and honor the place we call home.
So, if you’re looking for simple eco-conscious ways to celebrate Earth Day, keep reading below. We’re sharing a few suggestions for getting in touch with nature and doing your part to support the planet.
Have a Picnic in the Park
What better way to spend Earth Day than with a leisurely afternoon in the park with healthy homemade food and drinks. Pack a reusable water bottle, a plastic-free picnic set, and a large blanket to lounge on the grass. When you’re done enjoying your meal (make it a fully vegan meal to take your eco-commitment a step further!), take a few laps around the park to pick up trash and debris. This is an excellent way to spend some much-needed time outdoors while keeping your local community clean.
Go for a Walk or Bike Ride
If you’re within walking or riding distance to work or your nearest grocery store, ditch your car for the day. One day without a car may seem insignificant, but every small feat makes a lasting impact on the planet. Not only does walking or riding a bike reduce pollution in the atmosphere, but it’s also a great source of exercise. Plus, it will get you outside to appreciate the world around you, even if only for a few short minutes.
Earth Day isn’t the only time you should consider non-motorized forms of transportation. Why not choose one day per week, or even just once per month, in which you choose to walk or ride instead of drive? It’s an easy yet effective way to do your part for the planet!
Host an Eco-Themed Potluck
Gather your friends and family for an evening of eco-conscious eating! Nothing says celebration like a Friday night dinner party. Make it a potluck and encourage everyone to bring a plant-based entrée or side dish to share. Serve the delicious dishes and drinks using compostable tableware and compostable cocktail glasses.
To kick off dinner, go around the table and have everyone share one way they’ll make a new commitment to eco-conscious living over the next year – this can be as simple as donating lightly used clothing or planting a tree in their backyard. Creating intentional habits with friends makes eco-living more fun!
Want more tips on living an eco-friendly lifestyle? Check out our recent blog posts in the Verte Luxe Life section.