It's Earth Day; and, yet, we're supposed to stay inside, instead of celebrating nature's bounty. With local and national parks being closed around the country to help reduce the spread of Covid-19, it may feel as though we are losing touch with the beautiful world around us. 

While we are stuck inside, the outside world is still changing, even though we may not be able to see it like we used to. Still, there are many things that we can do to help protect and preserve the environment even from our living rooms. 

Here are the top 10 things you can do to help the environment during this critical time of physical distancing and social connection.

2018 #MTBabyShower Giveaway

1. Plant Trees. Trees consume carbon dioxide and emit oxygen.

2. Eat a plant-based diet or have one "vegetarian day" a week. (Hello, #meatlessmonday!)

3. Start a vegetable garden from seeds in your house. When the weather warms up you can dig your garden and grow your own vegetables!

4. Reduce household water waste. Install efficient shower heads and toilets. Turn off the faucet when doing dishes or brushing your teeth. Take shorter showers.

Recommended Articles

How to Style Your Bar

Home Edit You Need a Bar Cart

We made it!Yes kids, we made it through the first holiday of the holiday season. Technically yes, Halloween is a holiday but it's not one of the BIG holidays. In my household, Halloween usually entails sitting around with a bottle of wine, shooing teenagers with pillowcase candy ...read more

Halloween Crafting Spookley the Square Pumpkin

Crafting with Kids: Spookley the Square Pumpkin

One of our favorite fall traditions is to have family movie/craft night. Spookley the Square Pumpkin is not only the perfect movie for the holiday season, but it also has an important anti-bullying message. In a world where the only good pumpkins are round pumpkins, Spookley the ...read more

Image placeholder title

The Spooky Eye Halloween Cocktail

Boo! October snuck up on us like a zombie in the night... Except, you know, faster. It feels like just yesterday we were sipping rosé and shaking up summer cocktails. But, suddenly, we find ourselves picking apples and celebrating Oktoberfest. Yes, fall is officially in full ...read more

5. Upcycle, repurpose, and REPAIR clothing and household items instead of buying new or discarding them. (Let's abolish the idea of fast fashion!)

6. Reduce the amount of plastic packaging in the products you buy.

7. Eat locally produced food to reduce the ‘Food Miles’ it takes for your food to travel to you.

8. Tell your legislators to act on Climate Change legislation.

9. Join environmental groups like the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council, or the World Wildlife Fund.

10. Follow Teen Climate Change activists on social media, such as Greta Thunberg, Autumn Peltier, Mari Copeny, Xiye Bastida, Isra Hirsi, Bruno Rodriguez, Helena Gualinga, Jamie Margolin, and Jerome Foster II. Speak up about the dangers of climate change to anyone who will listen.

Want more from Momtrends?

1. Get Outside on Earth Day

2. Celebrate Earth Day With a Succulent Garden

This is not a sponsored post. Tips by Tracy Richardson. For more information about the author and her books, please visit www.tracyrichardsonauthor.com

Related Articles