Estelle Rea - Apr 19, 2017

7 Simple Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

7 Simple Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

It's almost Earth Day, and since we are a farm, and a very sustainable one at that, we have decided to share some tips to help make Mother Nature a little bit happier. Earth Day typically flies under the holiday radar, but that doesn't mean we can't honor it every April 22nd. We only have one Earth, so let's celebrate something that gives us breath, love and existence!

7 SIMPLE WAYS TO CELEBRATE EARTH DAY

1. Recycle...make a plan!

Yes this may seem obvious, but it is truly astonishing that so many of us are still not recycling properly and regularly. We need to make a point to know what we can and cannot recycle, and make an effort to follow through with our plan!

2. Say Goodbye to Plastic Water Bottles 

If you haven't already, it's time to invest in a reusable water bottle. At the end of the day you will save money, and help to eliminate excessive use of fossil fuels!

3. Get your Green Thumb on! 

So simple, so effective, SO DO IT! If you're no expert, start small. I love going to the store and picking out some low maintenance seasonal herbs or succulents. Adding some life to your backyard or patio will always make you smile (which is an added bonus).

We want you to 'Know Your Farmer'!
Click Here to see how Queen Creek Olive Mill practices Sustainable Farming Methods.

4. Paper Bills --> Paperless 

Pretty much all banks have the option of going paperless these days. Switching your account to an online paperless setup will help keep you organized AND help save our trees! 

5. Walk it out 

Our society has become so obsessed with driving everywhere! If you have a choice, choose to bike or walk to work...to school...or even to the grocery store!

6. If you have a leaky faucet...

FIX IT! We don't need to be wasting our water because we are too lazy to hit up Home Depot! Make like a plumber and fix those leaks, our planet will be thankful you did.

7. Buy Local 

As important as it is to support and promote our small, local businesses for the economic reasons, it is just as important on our environment. Buying locally grown food is easier on the environment, and better for your body as well!

 

Happy Earth Day to 'olive' our favorite earthlings :)

What are you doing this year to show Mother Nature you care?

 

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Written by Estelle Rea