Celebrate Earth Day

earth day

Earth Day is April 22nd and it is a great time to think about ways we can be kind to our planet.  My kids decided that they want to pick up all the trash around our house for Earth Day.  Even though we live in the mountains, there is an unbelievable amount of trash left on the roads near our home.   Here are a few things that you can do on a daily basis to help conserve our resources.

Following a plant based diet makes a huge positive impact on the environment.  Raising livestock creates a lot of pollution and meat production uses a huge amount of water.  It takes about 2500 gallons of water to produce 1 pound of meat.  Eating plants uses only a fraction of the water.

Recycle what ever you can.  Most of us are really good about recycling our trash, but try to find ways to recycle or upcycle all your unwanted items.  Donate all your old clothes, electronics, sports equipment and other useable household items.  Reuse as much as you can.  Also, try to buy products that contain recycled materials.

Buy used whenever you can.  Buying something used saves resources and saves you a lot of money as well.  There are tons of great consignment shops and thrift stores everywhere now.

All the little things we do each day really add up, so just making small changes makes a big impact and creates hope for our future!