7 Ways To Celebrate Earth Month

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Earth Month 2024 is the perfect time to reflect on our planet's well-being and build more sustainable habits that last for not just a day or a month but for years to come.

Let’s explore some of the most meaningful and impactful ways you can contribute positively to Earth Month and Earth Day 2024 on April 22nd, with a range of Earth Day ideas that will help you make eco-friendly changes and reduce your carbon footprint. We hope all these ideas will inspire simple habits that are easy to stick to year round. 

Here’s to a healthier Earth for us all to love!

Embrace Plant-Based Alternatives To Your Favorite Foods

One of the simplest, most impactful, and healthiest changes we can all make in our daily lives is to eat more plant-based. For example, Plant Milks are more environmentally friendly than their dairy counterparts and much better for you.

And, sticking with this specific example, there are lots to choose from! Oat Milk, Almond Milk, and Cashew Milk are all healthy and sustainable – not to mention delicious - alternatives that will massively reduce your water and carbon footprint.

If you – and the planet – would benefit from consuming more plant-based products, why not use Earth Month to try making the simple swap to Plant Milk? We think there's a good chance you'll keep it up long after the month is over!

Seek Out and Participate in Local Clean-Ups

If you’re looking for a hands-on way to make a difference during Earth Month, finding and joining a community clean-up is a fantastic way to do that!

Whether you participate in a clean-up at your local park, creek, woods, or other natural space, it’s a great way to safeguard wildlife and ensure our outdoor spaces thrive so everyone can enjoy them.

If nothing is happening where you live, why not suggest a new initiative on local social media pages?

Consider and Reduce Your Use of Single-Use Plastics

Reducing our use of single-use plastics is one of the most significant steps we can take to protect the planet and ensure a sustainable future. If you don't live in a state or county that has already banned plastic shopping bags, ensure you re-use any you already have or buy a reusable bag so you don’t take a new one next time you visit the store.

In addition, you may wish to buy a reusable water bottle or coffee cup. The latter will also make it easier for you to make delicious dairy-free coffee at home to take to work - saving money on your usual coffee shop purchase!

Another positive change is opting for products with minimal or no plastic packaging. This will often lead to you buying products that are more sustainable and environmentally friendly in other ways, too!

Plant A Tree On Arbor Day

Arbor Day always takes place on the last Friday of April, meaning it’s just a few days after Earth Day.

Although the most impactful things we can do to support the environment often involve long-term commitments to sustainable habits, planting a tree on Arbor Day can make a positive contribution that will last for hundreds of years to come. Trees make a vital contribution to our world – they absorb carbon dioxide, release oxygen, improve air quality, and provide a home for countless wildlife species. One study even found that 2.3 million species depend on a single average tree!

Every tree we plant on Arbor Day is a positive step towards a greener and more sustainable world.

Find Practical Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

We can make many small and straightforward changes to reduce our carbon footprint. Many of these will make us healthier as well as positively impacting the world around us.

Why not:

  • Swap your car for public transport, a bike, or walk if it’s not too far. 

  • Turn off the lights and unplug your devices when you’re not using them.

  • Lower your thermostat in winter and raise it in summer. 

And if you want to go even further, you can use a carbon footprint calculator to understand in detail what yours looks like and what you can do to make a difference!

Seek Out Sustainable Brands

Every dollar we spend is a vote for the world we want to live in.

In addition to switching to Plant Milk, why not use Earth Month to consciously support brands and businesses that prioritize sustainability? Look for brands that use eco-friendly materials – or don't use plastic in their packaging – and are committed to recycling as much of the waste they produce as possible.

Use Earth Month to Reflect and Make Positive Changes

By embracing these Earth Month and Day ideas and exploring more of your own, you can start integrating more sustainable practices into every aspect of your daily life.

Every powerful habit starts with a small step, and we can all make a difference individually and collectively.

Happy Earth Month!