EARTH DAY 2016
Earth day is meant to show support for a variety of environmental concerns and ways that we can help keep Earth clean and healthy. For some people it is a celebration of what we have, but also reminding us that we can do more #ForThePlanet. And for others Earth Day is a day of awareness of the impact we’re having on the planet and the inspiring possibilities of what we can do.
For us at Greenassets.in, Earth Day is much more than one day on the calendar. It marks a movement where we pause and reevaluate what we collectively need to do for the health of our environment. It marks a movement where it becomes our responsibility to take action and commit to living consciously and carefully #ForThePlanet
Let’s involve our children and families this Earth Day. Here are a few ways in which you can make this day memorable:
Spend time in the outdoors
One of the simplest ways to talk about earth is to get outside! Go camping or just spend the day outside exploring, on a hike or a nature walk. Talk about the things that you see, hear and smell.
Teach your children about water and electricity conservation
Around the home, one thing that helps not only the bills, but also the earth, is conserving water and electricity. You can start by telling them to turn off lights or the television when they’re not in the room. Open the windows and take advantage of natural light (and weather!) when they have the chance. It’s important for children to make sustainable living a way of life.
Create recycled art
There are many art projects that can be done with recycled materials. Indoor projects, outdoor lawn projects – the possibilities are endless. From plastic bottles, to used tins and boxes to clothes, you can recycle everything. Make it fun for the children by adding lots of colour and taking pictures of them with their art.
Plant something green
Planting aids in producing more air for the earth, and there are many small varieties that you can purchase for your yard. If your area has a tree planting event, you can always participate in that as well or organize an event on your own for your community. This can be the perfect springtime project for you and your family. You can even start growing your own vegetables. And teach your children to enjoy fresh vegetables and fruits.
Composting cuts down on your garbage that ends up in landfills, and it can benefit your outdoor plants. It is quite simple doesn’t need to be a long and tedious task. Click here to know more.
Visit a farmers market
Instead of buying your fruits and veggies from a huge grocery chain, support your local growers by visiting a farmers market to support local produce.
Make a green pact - as a family
Bond through your earth-friendly efforts and make a concerted effort to “go green” as a family this Earth Day. Gather together and decide which go-green tasks most interest each member of the family. For example, you can ask your shopaholic family member to begin trying out new organic products or your travel enthusiastic family member to try out travelling green. If someone in the family is a constant over-user of paper products and other disposables, encourage them to cut back on their habit by switching to reusable and/or cloth products. Encouraging one another and keeping one another accountable is a fun way to go green as a family. Each Earth Day, you can look back on the difference a year has made, and start a new green pact for the next year!
We are entering the 46th year of a movement that continues to inspire, challenge ideas, ignite passion, and motivate people to action. In 1970, the year of our first Earth Day, the movement gave voice to an emerging consciousness, channeling human energy toward environmental issues. Forty-six years later, we continue to lead with groundbreaking ideas and by the power of our example. This Earth Day and beyond, let’s #BeTheChange. Let’s plant a billion trees for the Earth and divert from fossil fuels and make cities 100% renewable. Let’s do what we’ve got to do and let’s not stop.