“We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.” –Albert Einstein
Let’s decide to not focus on the polar caps melting, climate shifts, and America’s got talent. Instead, lets mix up it up by doing things that celebrate the planet and also nurture you so you can keep doing good for the environment. Earth Day is April 22. This automatically brings up visions of changing light bulbs, and planting trees. I love those things, but here are 5 things to do that go beyond a task checklist. Who knows, maybe some of these ways may actually take root and stick around past April.
1. Watch a documentary
2. Eat Fresh
Cook a wholesome organic meal. No processed foods. Buy local. Make it an event, invite the neighbors. I’m on week 3 of a 30day raw food challenge, so trust me…you’ll be surprised how you feel after just one day that you MIGHT just shoot for two.
3. Get Out
Volunteer to clean up a park, or just take a walk on a trail with a group of friends you haven’t seen in a while. Feed your soul while exploring some place new and appreciate these awesome Spring days.
4. Catch The Activist Bug
All the celebrities are doing it. Matt Damon, Cameron Diaz, and hottie Leonardo DiCaprio. Ok I have a confession, this one I have not done. But I like the sound of it, and I like this green celebrity news website. So hey, whatever works.
5. Read a Not So Tasteful Book
A book that may get you a little pissed off and kinda gross you out is good to get your blood flowing. It can open you eyes to some things on the planet you may not be aware of. A film can do that do, but a juicy book is great too. Something like Fast Food Nation, or The Omnivores Dilemma.
How do those sound to you? Hey you can always skip a bath, carpool, pay bills online, plant a tree, change a bulb, adjust your fridge, and recycle yo shizz too. Here’s a nifty checklist of day-to-day eco-friendly tasks you can keep track of.
In what ways do you plan on celebrating Earth Day?
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