Happy Earth Day! Today is an amazing reminder of how we all should work together to take care of the planet we live on. This year, the theme for Earth Day is “Invest in Our Planet™.” Some ways to do your part:
🌎Support Our Pollinators – Bring native bees and other pollinating creatures to your yard and garden by choosing the right plants.
🌎Clean Up Plastic in Your Neighborhood or Local Park – Masks, gloves, takeout bags, plastic containers, chip bags, food bags, and other packaging are in abundant use, and, without proper disposal, many end up discarded on beaches, roads, lawns, parking lots, and parks where pets and wildlife can have easy access to them.
🌎Swap Out Your Kitchen and Household Products – Consider using biodegradable products that don’t use chemicals or plastic.
🌎Plant a Tree – Trees attract insects and pollinators, capture carbon, offer shade, benefit agriculture, and reduce the risk of disease transmission.
🌎Use Wildflowers and Native Plants – Wildflowers and indigenous species are beautiful and attract native insects that improve both pest control and pollination.
🌎Reduce, Reuse, Recycle in the Garden – Buy in bulk when you can to reduce plastic bags usage. Reuse or return old plastic pots and trays. Plant flowers and plants directly into the ground.
🌎Stop Pesticides and Chemicals in the Garden – Instead of chemicals, try companion planting, natural remedies, and attracting predators to your garden.
🌎Conserve Water – Avoid overwatering your plants. Don’t water your garden vegetables and plants from overhead, which invites fungal disease. Water at the soil level.
To make our planet a safer place for animals and humans, it’s going to take all of us. If you’re not already, start being more mindful and proactive about ways to protect our Earth. Invest in Our Planet! 🌎