Start With Where You Live

We all share Earth.  It's the one thing we totally have in common.

This Friday is Earth Day.  Every day seems to have a thing, so I am hoping it won't get drowned out by the other "National Days" like National Rubber Eraser Day, Lima Bean Respect Day, Wear Your PJs to Work Day, and Hug a Plumber Day.  I can totally get behind some of those....

Seeing how I doubt any of us would want to set our house on fire and watch it burn to the ground, I think Earth Day should be kind of a big deal.  It also just so happens that if you take steps to take better care of the planet, you may also be taking better care of yourself.

Here are a few ways that you can celebrate Earth Day and take some steps to be kinder to your body - double bonus.

1.  Ride your bike instead of drive.  I realize this may not be an option if you live in the middle of no where, but maybe you can carpool instead taking your tank out for a joy ride.

2.  Plant a garden, or a single plant.  How amazing is it that we can plant something ourselves that acts as an air cleaner, absorbing carbon dioxide and other pollutants, then releases clean oxygen? AND we get to eat it.

3.  Swap your bottled water for good 'ol tap water.  I think if you live any where but Flint you'll be ok.  I promise.  Ditch the plastic.

4.  Attend an Earth Day celebration or fair.  Most of these events are free - you'll learn something and get some exercise walking around too!

5.  Go Vegan!  Duh, you knew that was coming, right?!  If you aren't sure about that part yet, watch Cowspiracy on Netflix.

Choose one thing.  Take one step.  Today is a wonderful day to start.

If you need more help or resources on how to treat your body and the planet well or you're just curious, I have updated my resource page here.

It doesn't have to be all or nothing.  Every step you take matters.

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