Superheroes aren't the only ones who can save the world. Our planet is 71% water yet not everyone has access to it. Earth Day brings awareness to environmental causes that affect the planet and people. You don’t have to be a millionaire to make the world a better place. Celebrate Earth Day 2017 as a day for environmental awareness and make a difference. 20 million people participated in the first Earth Day so let's keep those numbers high. Worldwide various events and celebrations occur to promote and encourage the health of the planet. Here are 4 simple ways that you can celebrate Earth Day and better the world.
Donating for Earth Day is one of the best ways to contribute, especially for busy professionals. Find an organization whose causes you support. For example, Ashley Chloe is partnering with Water.org to help contribute to the cause. You can too! Support Ashley Chloe & Water.org to help provide clean water worldwide. With every purchase, Ashley Chloe will donate 10% of proceeds to water.org through AshleyChloe.com from April 22 until April 30th.
Another fantastic way to celebrate Earth Day is through volunteering. You can plant trees for local parks, removing waste from highways or helping out at your local Earth Day festival. If you want more ways to volunteer and help out, check out The Nature Conservacy.
Change Your Home Habits
You can help save the world in the comfort of your own home, but there are a couple things you can do at home to contribute in your own superhero way.
- On grocery shopping days, bring your own bags or carry your goods out in boxes that can be recycled.
- Now a good time to start your very first recycling or even compost bin. You can re-use a large grocery paper bag or even a bucket in your house, so instead of throwing your used water bottles away or empty boxes, just toss them in the recycling.
- When you're brushing your teeth, don't let the water run! Did you know that you can actually save up to 10 gallons of water daily? We often neglect how little clean water there is available until it’s gone.
Spread the Word
Last, Earth Day is a time to celebrate the planet. Go ahead and indulge yourself in some good ole Earth Day entertainment. Find some good songs to sing out loud, take a walk at the park or at the beach. Just take a moment to celebrate and acknowledge our giving planet is worth so much! Take time out and research the real numbers for pollution around the world and let your friends know.There's nothing like people truly being educated about causes to make everyday changes in real life and spread the word for our planet.