How will you celebrate Earth Day on April 22, 2023? There are many days to celebrate during the year, and Earth Day may be one of the most important ones to celebrate and think about every year IMO. This blog is dedicated to many ideas, suggestions, and thought-provoking benefits of making Earth Day eco-friendly empowering endeavors to enjoy.
Our world is rapidly being deforested, depleted, desertified, de-soiled, destroyed, and deteriorated due to the extensive over-developing, farming, fishing, grazing, logging, plowing, and populating of the earth. We seem to have abandoned and lost the wealth of wisdom regarding living in harmony with the earth and natural resources. Fortunately, many eco-friendly, indigenous, native peoples and tree huggers who care about protecting Mother Earth have retained the courage, determination, and wealth of wisdom to pass the information on to future generations.
We must reach out to all parts of the earth to help people preserve and protect our global resources. We must join forces to protect our planet from further destruction in all parts of Africa, Asia, Canada, Central America, the Middle East, North America, and South America. Remember, there is no Planet B to live on. Earth is our only home, and we must do our part to prevent problems and protect the people and planet.
The passion and purpose of Morningstar NEWS are to help people with education, information, inspiration, and motivation to preserve and protect our planet. This information on Earth Day and eco-friendly endeavors to enjoy can help all of us to do our part in protecting the planet. If you want to be happy, healthy, and in harmony, we each must do our part to protect the planet and plants that give us life.
20 Earth Day Eco-Friendly Ideas
- Avoid using fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, and pesticides
- Avoid treated wood for decking and landscaping because it has many harmful chemicals. Use long-lasting bricks, concrete, DekTek, pavers, Plycem, rocks, and Trex instead.
- Build Bat cave houses. Bats eat bugs and mosquitoes.
- Build Bee hotels to help provide native wild bees a home. Many people do not realize there are many types of bees, and most of them do not live in hives.
- Build Birdhouses and place them in your local neighborhood and parks. This is a great Boy Scout or Eagle Scout project
- Buy food from a local farmer’s market.
- Compost some of your kitchen and yard waste.
- Eat more plant-based foods and wild weeds to lower your carbon footprint.
- Plant Butterfly and bird-friendly flowers and wildflowers.
- Plant flowering, food, and fruit trees.
- Plant a garden and grow some vegetables to feed your family. This is a great project to teach children how to be self-sufficient.
- Plant trees for Arbor Day.
- Plant trees for bird and wildlife habitats.
- Plant a herbal garden.
- Plant a balcony, deck, or patio garden.
- Plant a victory garden.
- Protect bats, bees, birds, bugs, and butterflies from chemicals and destructive practices.
- Protect frogs, lizards, salamanders, snakes, toads, and tree frogs because they eat bugs and maintain a balanced and healthy ecosystem.
- Reduce your carbon (fossil fuels) and water footprint
- Start implementing permaculture principles.
10 Things to Protect Our Planet
- Recycle, reduce, and repurpose your packages, paper, plastic, personal wardrobe, and purchases.
- Support the Audubon Society
- Support Beyond Pesticides
- Support Eco-Tourism in other countries when you travel. Tourism is a significant source of revenue for many developing countries and will help incentivize the locals to protect their natural fauna, flora, and forests from destructive practices.
- Support the Environmental Working Group
- Support Organic Consumer Association
- Support Organic Farmers & farmers’ markets
- Support Permaculture practices
- Support Permies.com
- Support Bureau of Land Management (BLM), City parks, National Wildlife Refuges, Public beaches, and State Parks.
10 More Things to Protect Our Planet
- Take the Ladybug Love pledge to avoid using chemicals that harm ladybugs and other beneficial insects on their lawn or garden.
- Put a “Pesticide Free Zone” sign from Beyond Pesticides in your yard to let your neighbors know you are committed to protecting pollinators, people, and the planet.
- Choose organic produce grown without herbicides, pesticides, and synthetic fertilizers. Our food choices have a direct effect on everyone and our environment. Buy organic food and invest and spend money to protect the earth. Stewardship of the earth is something we can all support.
- Spring is the time to plant flowers and food. Start an organic garden!
- Fight the global climate crisis by composting and conserving energy. Food scraps and yard clippings are easy to compost. This will help reduce fossil fuel use for transportation trucks and reduce methane emissions.
- Share photos and posts that promote Earth Day and an Eco-friendly lifestyle on your social media sites.
- Read blogs, books, and websites promoting protecting our environment and health.
- Donate money and time to organizations that are protecting our environment. Support their mission to protect health and the environment with actions, policies, and scientific studies. Our serious environmental and health challenges are important and require urgent action.
- Become a Parks and Wildlife Sanctuary advocate. Our BLM, state parks, and national wildlife sanctuaries help provide a sustainable future for everyone on the planet. Help promote and support all public green spaces, such as parks, playgrounds, and playing fields be maintained with organic landscape management. Beyond Pesticides has information and resources to help bring programs to your community.
- Support 100% organic food and produce. Let Natural Grocers know you want high organic standards to protect your happiness and health.
Call to Action
Many benefits and reasons exist to celebrate Earth Day and eco-friendly empowering endeavors. Preserving and protecting the environment will help support your and your family’s happiness, health, and well-being.
Passion for People & Planet
The passion and purpose of Morningstar NEWS are to condense hundreds of hours of reading and research down to two minutes of education, information, and inspiration. This blog serves as an invitation to make Earth Day an eco-friendly endeavor to enjoy.
“Enjoy Earth Day Every Day if being happy, healthy, and in harmony is important to you. Mother Nature plays a key role in our quality of life and our survival. What will you do to protect the people and the planet this Earth Day and Every Day? ” —Michael Morningstar
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