6 ways to celebrate Earth Day
Posted by SOCKSHOPIt’s Earth Day on April 22 and a chance for you to do your bit to support the environment. From getting on your bike to planting a tree, our ideas will help you do your bit to protect the planet.
1. Plant something
Plants and trees support the environment by releasing oxygen and purifying the air. They’re also great for your wellbeing and can help reduce stress and boost your mood. If you don’t have a big garden, you could donate money to plant a tree. Or try growing your own fruit and veg – not only will you be healthier, but it could save trips to the supermarket. You’ll also do your bit by cutting down on plastic waste from food packaging.
2. Get outside
It’s time to switch off your mobile and head outside to take in the fresh air and remind yourself just how wonderful our planet is. Discover wildlife on a nature trail or go on a heritage walk if history is more your thing. You could stay local by going to a park for a delicious picnic with friends.
3. Bring your own bag
It might be convenient to pick up a single-use plastic bag each time you’re out shopping, but plastic is dangerous to the environment, people and wildlife and can take more than 500 years to degrade in landfill. Bringing your own bag for packing your shopping is a simple way of helping reduce your carbon footprint.
4. Get on your bike
If you’ve got a bike that’s been rusting away in the shed, there’s no better time to get it out. Cycling is a great way to get fit, and fewer cars on the road reduces air pollution. Alternatively, if you’re feeling really adventurous, you could try roller-skating. It’s all the rage at the moment!
5. Tell a friend
Celebrate Earth day with your friends by sharing, liking or tagging them in on something you’re doing. Perhaps you could organise a group activity by getting them to test their knowledge in a quiz about the environment – or you could invite them to donate to an environmental charity.
6. Shop sustainably
Shop in an environmentally friendly way when you’re buying clothes. Try charity shops – you may even bag yourself a designer bargain. Alternatively, you could choose sustainable clothing brands as they’ll approach fashion in an ethical way that considers both people and the planet.