7 Ways to Honor Earth Day
Earth Day is a reminder to honor our planet, to treat it with love, respect and kindness. Author and positive living speaker Diane Lang does a lot of talking about being kind to others, but this day is dedicated to taking care of our environment. Make a difference on this important day and help make this world a better place for both humans and animals. Lang offers seven tips to make a difference on this day and help make this wo rld a better place for both humans and animals.
1. Make is a community clean up day. This is a great way to have the whole family spend quality time together while helping the planet. A great way to teach the kids about their environment. It’s a simple activity; just go out into your local community and clean it up.
2. Create a compost with all your food scraps. This could be done at home or in school. You can have all the kids take their lunch scraps and start a compost in the school yard. It’s an educational way to save the planet.
3. Make the little things count. Do the everyday things we should do but forget such as recycle, shut off the lights and leaky faucets. Use energy saving bulbs, don’t drive if you can walk.
4. Just grow it. Grow your own veggies and/or go to your local farmers market where you can support your local farmers also. It’s a win-win.
5. The oldie but goodie idea. Plant a tree as a family activity, suggest it to your child’s school, or do both!
6. Make it a day of education. Teach your kids all about planet earth and treating it kindly. Keep it simple but give them different ways they can make a difference like helping their parents with gardening, turning off their lights in their bedroom, taking shorter showers, recycling, etc. Make it fun!
7. Make it a day to donate or reuse. Use cloth napkins or diapers, take clothes you don’t wear anymore and bring it to the Salvation Army or good will, etc.
“The most important tip I can give is to make Earth Day an every day event. We can make a difference,” says Lang.
Diane Lang – Positive Living Expert and psychotherapist – is a nationally recognized speaker, author, educator, therapist and media expert. Lang is extremely mediagenic and offers expertise on a variety of health and wellness topics about creating balance and finding happiness through positive living as well as multiple mental health, lifestyle and parenting needs. In addition to holding multiple counseling positions, Diane is also an adjunct professor at Montclair State University. Diane is also the author of two books: “Baby Steps: The Path from Motherhood to Career” and “Creating Balance and Finding Happiness.”