Earth Day comes around each year on April 22nd, and it's the perfect opportunity to show some love to Mother Earth, celebrate how it supports us, and support it right back.
You don't have to make a big splash to create meaningful, sustainable change – you can celebrate in small ways at home that still make a real impact.
Grab some friends and make a fun day out of it with these 14 eco-friendly ideas:
1. Shop Sustainable!
Casely is committed to doing what we can to help ensure a sustainable future for our planet — it’s the only home we’ve got! We are excited to announce that as of the month of April, Casely is 100% carbon neutral! All of our cases are made with 50% recycled materials, and all new packaging is 100% biodegradable and compostable! There are earth-friendly alternatives for almost every product you can think of — support sustainable brands!
2. Buy a Cute Reusable Bottle 💦
Ditch plastic for good. Invest in a cute reusable water bottle and use it daily to achieve your hydration goals. You can find one that motivates your water habits or decorate one with your favorite stickers. Make it something you look forward to using.
3. Start an At-Home Compost 🥬
Make the most of your food scraps with an at-home compost pile. Use composting machines or do it the old-fashioned way with a pile in the backyard.
4. Start a Windowsill Garden 🪴
Don't have space for a full garden? Pot some herbs and produce on a windowsill and enjoy the fruits (or veggies) of your labor.
5. Improve Home Energy Efficiency in Small Ways
Small changes can impact, like caulking openings in your door to reduce air leaks or recalibrating your refrigerator temperature.
6. Grocery Shop Smarter
Instead of using plastic bags, bring your reusable totes to carry your groceries home.
7. Build a Birdhouse 🐤
Attract chirping birds and create a healthy backyard ecosystem by building a birdhouse and watching them flock.
8. Get Outside
You don't have to do anything crazy – simply getting outside and spending time breathing fresh air is good for the soul.
9. Switch to Electronic Billing 👩💻
Ditch the paper bills and switch your monthly bills to electronic billing. (Bonus: They're easier to keep organized!)
10. Repurpose Old Items
When decluttering, instead of throwing items away, try to think of how you can reuse them, like an old pasta jar to hold craft supplies!
11. Opt for Sustainable Skincare
Make an at-home face mask with items you already have in the kitchen, or invest in reusable eye masks that work with a bit of your favorite eye cream rather than ones you throw away after using.
12. Take Your Bike Instead of a Car 🚴♀️
Ditch the car for a day and grab a bike instead. You won't use gas, plus you'll get to take in some natural beauty.
13. Hit the Farmer's Market
Visit your local farmer's market rather than your supermarket and taste the difference fresh produce can make.
14. Unsubscribe from Junk Mail 📫
Keep your mailbox clean and reduce paper waste by unsubscribing from junk mail. You might have to research how to do this, but it should be an option.
Make Earth Day Every Day
The best part about these eco-friendly ideas is that you can do them any day! Get into the habit of incorporating one or more of these activities into your daily life, and the Earth will be that much better for it.