Sometimes it may not feel like it but the little things we do have a big impact on the world around us. Earth day is the best time to reflect on what you can do as a citizen of Earth to make things better. You can make a big difference by changing little habits!
1. Make a Bee Nest & Butterfly House
Our world’s pollinators are declining which is bad news for humans. We rely on pollinators to help us grow crops. Some bee species make nests in old woodpiles and holes in the ground. Our penchant for tidy lawns makes it hard for bees to find natural habitats. You can make your own cute and tidy bee house to encourage nesting. Follow this link to make your own bee nest for your yard!
2. Commit to Ditching Plastic Grocery Bags for Good
Many cities and states are doing the right thing by banning plastic grocery bags. They are a blight for our public land and communities. Be a trail blazer and get a couple of big canvas bags to take with when you go shopping. Tote bags made from recycled rice sacks are perfect for groceries and are super durable!
3. Buy Yourself a Reusable Cup, Straw and Lunch Containers
The majority of Americans live in either suburban or urban settings- so get creative. Don’t have public transport? Can you walk to your destination? How about a bike ride? How about a carpool? Save some dough, get some exercise and skip the fossil fuels for a few days- mother earth will thank you for it!