Earth Day is April 22nd and with the coronavirus, COVID-19, still spreading around the world, many people are staying home and social distancing to reduce the spread of the virus. This means that many Earth Day activities that would normally take place are cancelled to help meet the guidelines for social distancing and sheltering in place. However, there are still things that you can do to help the planet from the comfort of your own home. Below are a few suggestions to do your part in helping the planet while minimizing the spread of COVID-19.
- Start a garden in your backyard
Starting your own garden can be a great way to bond with your family at home while also helping the planet more. Having your own garden can help reduce your environmental footprint while also building memories with your family. Planting trees on your property is also a great environmental alternative to starting your own garden.
- Start a compost pile
Creating your own compost pile can help reduce the amount of food and yard waste that is taken to landfills and can also be a great way to spend your time while sheltering in place with your family. Then use your compost to enhance your garden soil.
- Make crafts with recycled materials
With kids staying home from school, a great way for them to spend some of their time at home is by making different crafts. To be more sustainable, make sure they only used recycled materials to benefit the planet. This is also a great time to explain to them why recycling is important.
These activities not only increase family time but also benefit the planet. Earth Day can still be celebrated even at home and it is important to always consider your actions and think about if they are beneficial to the environment and how you can continue to do your part to help our planet. If you have any activities that you plan on doing for Earth Day at home this year, tag us on social media and use the hashtag #EarthDayAtHome.