Earth Day is a time to appreciate and protect our beautiful planet to make it better it for generations to come.  While Earth Day is just one day, April 22 each year, there are things you can do to take care of the environment both inside and outside of your home everyday, such as composting, installing energy efficient lighting, designing drought-tolerant landscaping, saving on electricity, or simply planting a tree.

Nature Cleaning Options

It’s no coincidence that Earth Day occurs during your spring cleaning projects. Whether you are cleaning your cutting boards, unclogging a slow drain, or washing your windows, here are 25 budget friendly cleaning hacks.

Create a Green Garden
  1. Plant a tree, beautify your yard, and benefit the environment.  
  2. Start a compost pile. Composting takes your kitchen scraps and converts them to nutrient-rich food for your soil. It not only helps with water retention and soil drainage, it helps reduce weeds and adds nutrients to your garden. 
  3. Water conservation.  Whether you are watering individual trees, flowerbeds, or potted containers, it is recommended to use low volume drip irrigation to apply water directly to the roots. This will reduce water waste and weed growth.  

Read HERE for more ideas to create an eco-friendly garden.  

Family Activities to Support Earth Day

What can your family do today (and everyday) to support Earth Day?  Here’s 21 kid-friendly activities to do around the house or get outside to explore nature.  

The best way to celebrate Earth Day is to make a commitment to appreciating our planet everyday.  So, take time to make small lifestyle changes to support our environment, head outdoors to enjoy the beauty of nature, respect and celebrate Mother Earth, and make an impact on the world around you. 🌱🌎