How to celebrate the Earth today
Part of protecting our planet is soaking up its beauty. Here are five ways to enjoy and take care of it today, on Earth Day.
While we adore honouring the planet we call home, this day has the tendency to stir up some gloomy headlines - and rightfully so. But we think that the best way to fuel the fight for our planet is to choose optimism, even when the going gets rough.
So we teamed up with our friends at The Know to encourage you to truly celebrate the Earth today - both in big and small ways. By giving yourself and our planet a dose of positivity, you might be encouraged to carry climate action that extra bit further.
Here are some ways to celebrate our shared home today:
Keep your spring clean green. Take the change in seasons as a chance to declutter – sustainably. Try out some refillable cleaning products, or just use plain old vinegar. Get a houseplant to keep the air in your home purified. And rather than binning clothes you don’t want anymore, think about what you can repair, repurpose or give away.
Go swimming. Immerse yourself in nature and head to a lake, beach or outdoor pool for a swim. Whether you’re staring at the blue sky while doing backstroke or wincing at how cold the water is, you’ll find yourself feeling calm and revitalised.
Cook a planet-friendly meal. Challenge yourself to eating a dish that’s both ethical and delicious. That might look like skipping the meat, fish and dairy; buying from a small producer local to you; or looking up which veg are in season before you buy.
Grow something. You don’t need to plant a tree or a vegetable garden. Think smaller if you need to: sow some seeds around any trees on your street, grow cress on your windowsill using cotton wool, or look into planting seeds and stones leftover from food prep.
Support climate action. Get out there and show your appreciation for those preserving the planet day in, day out. You could attend an Earth Day protest or event; say thank you or donate to activists you follow; or spread the word about an environmental campaign close to your heart.
Above all, remember that half of the climate action battle is fuelling the fight sustainably.