WE'VE ONLY GOT THIS ONE PLANET SO LET'S LOVE IT
To the best of our knowledge, every person we've ever met was born on planet Earth. That makes it pretty rad! So on April 22nd, aka Earth Day, we celebrate this beautiful planet we all call our home. Earth Day is a day to both honor the planet we have now and to take a moment to think about how we can best protect our home planet for us and future generations.
...At least until we're sure we can survive and thrive on another planet. We can't all subsist on potatoes we've grown from our own waste like Mark Watney.
We put together a few ideas on how you can celebrate this little rock we call home. Check them out below!
1. TAKE A WALK
Get out there and appreciate the planet we call home! Put on your seasonally appropriate attire, lace up your shoes, and take a walk around your neighborhood. Give your car a day off, and give your boots-made-for-walking a try. You might see a cool dog while you're out on a walk!
2. ADOPT A PLANT
Plants are responsible for giving us that good, good oxygen we all breathe every single day. This Earth Day, consider giving a special plant a home on a sunny windowsill in your house. Go to a nursery, find a plant that speaks to you (metaphorically, not literally. We are not liable for any Audrey II situations), and bring that little green guy home. Enjoy that fresh oxygen right from the source.
3. INVEST IN A REUSABLE COFFEE CUP
We all gotta have that cup o' joe in the morning! But, instead of reaching for a disposable cup that you're going to use once and then throw away, consider investing in something you can reuse. Plus, there's a ton more customization options! Would you rather rep the coffee shop you frequent or drink directly from a shark's open mouth? We know our answer.
4. BRING YOUR OWN GROCERY BAGS
Plastic bags are convenient, sure, but not so great for our little blue planet. So if you're headed to the grocery store or Farmers' Market, consider bringing along a reusable tote. Just because you're environmentally conscious, doesn't mean you can't carry your produce in style.
5. REMEMBER HOW COOL THE EARTH IS
The Earth is the only planet we have right now (and it's where we keep all our stuff), so let's try to be good to it while we can. It's the only planet in the known universe that we're certain can sustain life, and therefore it's the only place in the galaxy to get good cat memes.