5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day from Home
This Earth Day, we decided to share some ways for you to celebrate from home. Check out these ideas and work to being more sustainable year round!
1. Plant a Tree
Trees have countless benefits – they can reduce heating and cooling costs, improve air quality, divert rainwater, and can even lead to increased property value. Plus, many cities have free tree or tree reimbursement programs, making planting a tree a no-brainer!
Composting not only diverts food waste from landfills, but is also critical for building nutrient-rich soil. Don’t want to maintain your own compost pile? No problem! There are composting services that will pick-up directly from your residence (or business!). Find a compost pick-up service near you here.
3. Join a CSA
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a sustainable way to buy local, seasonal produce directly from farmers. CSAs help local farms by giving them upfront payments for a season’s worth of harvest which helps with their cash flow. CSA plans vary from farm to farm, but you can typically select between a couple of size options, add-ons, and pick-up locations. Our personal favorite CSA is from our partner farm – Groundworks. Check them out here.
4. Invest in Reusable Food Storage
It is no mystery that packaging generates a lot of waste. From individual snack wrappers to the packaging for cleaning products, most of what we use on a daily basis generates waste. Most organic grocery stores like MOMs, Yes! and Whole Foods have a large bulk section (for everything from spices, to grains, to cleaning products) and also sell reusable containers. Purchasing from the bulk section not only saves you money, but also eliminates a significant amount of packaging waste!
5. Grow Your Own Herbs
Growing your own herbs not only reduces packaging waste, but also leads to better tasting food. Fresh herbs are more flavorful than their dried counterparts and are a great addition to almost any dish. Beyond being more flavorful, growing your own herbs means fresh herbs will always be at your fingertips!