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5 Simple Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Every Day with the Kids
We hear it all the time. Celebrate Earth Day every day. I don’t know about you, but a few earthy kids crafts once a year doesn’t cut it. So, how does the average family translate this concept into a daily routine? Here are five ways to get you started.
- Continue to recycle! With an island of trash choking the Pacific Ocean larger than the largest state in the U.S., and the human population growing, we can’t afford not to recycle.
- Conserve that water. Use only what you need. Clean water is a scarcity in many parts of the world. And California’s drought will affect us all — it’s the fifth largest economy in world.
- Two-minute clean-up … outside — check it. Every time you take the kids to the park or beach, each member of the family can pick up as much litter as they can in two minutes before leaving. Perhaps whoever picks up the most gets a treat? (Suggestion: Use a timer and wear reusable rubber gloves for protection.) It gives the children a sense of pride in their neighborhood, encourages onlookers to do the same, keeps their play-space clean, and the natural inhabitants love it!
- Be a friend to trees (beyond the hugging sense.) Plant one with your family once a year. And/or at Christmas, buy an Earth-friendly tree alternative; or use a service that replants your tree.
- Do no harm to your lawn. Use organic products to cultivate your lawn, as opposed to standard chemicals that leach into the Earth. Better yet, you and the family can turn your lawn into your very own organic garden! Give to the Earth and it gives back!
Even if your family incorporates just one new every-day-Earth-Day practice into your routine, it makes a veritable difference. It truly does.
“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” ~John Muir