Earth Day is April 22
The very first Earth Day was in 1970. It paved the way for a better planet for all living beings in the future. Laws have been implemented to protect our environment and keep us all safe & healthy. Campaigns are now in place that are focused on global warming and clean energy. Earth Day is one of the most widely observed days of the year throughout the world. Here are a few ways to celebrate Earth Day and do your part!
- Get outside in nature. There are several health benefits to spending time outside. Being outside has been known to reduce stress, improve sleep, boost immune functions & better breathing. Heck, it might even make you feel like to exercising. We shouldn’t even have to mention all the vitamin D that you can get from the sun. Spring is full of new life and blossoms & allergy season is in full effect. For those who suffer allergies the fresh air can bring on a sneeze or runny nose, but just remember that indoor pollutants are 5 times higher than outdoor concentrations. Check out coupons for allergy medicines here. Be mindful of the UV rays as you enjoy that natural Vitamin D from the Sun. Find sunscreen coupons here.
- Volunteer to clean up at a local
park/beach/or other communities.
International Clean Up Events:
Find International Coastal Cleanups at the oceanconservancy.org
Great Global Cleanup 2023 Map through Earthday.org
Local Clean Up Events in the Tampa Bay Area:
Tampa Bay Watch has many events and ways to help clean and restore coastal lands in Tampa Bay.
Keep Pinellas Beautiful has many events to clean up coastal land and parks throughout Pinellas Florida.
Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful has many events to clean up coastal land and parks throughout Tampa Bay.
You can also find events to clean up Hillsborough River and Coastal Areas in Tampa Bay at Tampa.Gov.
- Plant your own garden. Gardening alone, whether it be plants or produce, cleans the air and soil. (Fun fact: it has also been known to reduce stress! Getting your hands dirty increases serotonin!) Plants clean the air, absorbing carbon dioxide & other air pollutants, releasing all the good oxygen that we need to live. Planting your own produce helps lower the carbon footprint. These items are as close to home as you can get, reducing travel and plastic wastes. Just think of all the money that you will be saving by not having to go to the grocery store.
- Meatless Mondays – Make one, or more, meals meatless each week. Over a quarter of ALL greenhouse gas emissions is from animal agriculture and is a big contributor to climate change. A single pound of beef required 1800 gallons of water; however, a plant-based burger generates 90% less Green House gases and has 99% less water impact and 93% less land use impact. Find plant-based coupons here. Find Vegan Coupons Here.
- Recycle, Recycle, Recycle! Do you have expired
coupons? If you have paper recycling centers near you, you can simply
recycle or place in the provided recycling bins at home. You can also compost
newspaper by shredding it and adding a little water to help break it down. Did
you know that we recycle? We put all of our clippings and shredded paper in
a large oversized bin that is picked up once a month to be recycled. We also support
several military families around the world with the expired coupons that we do
not use. Military families can use coupons at their commissionaires up to 6
months after they have expired. Each group gets a large box sent to them once a
month to share with family & friends on base. If you know a military
family, locally or overseas, who would like to receive expired coupons or
assist in the distribution, please contact us for more information. We would
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Check out earthday.org for more ways to support the environment and celebrate Earth Day.