Every day is Earth Day for the Inhabitots team, as we are on a constant mission to preserve and protect the planet for future generations. Today marks the global commemoration of Earth Day — and we urge you to spend the day thinking about how you and your family can minimize your impact on our ailing planet from this day forward. No effort is too small, especially if everyone pledges to embrace a more eco-conscious lifestyle in at least one way, the collective result has the potential to change the world.
My family has recently gone vegan, and we also started juicing on a near daily basis. This Earth Day, we’re going to plant a few varieties of kale in our new EarthBox so we can start growing it at home and stop driving to the grocery store to buy kale! We’re also going to try our hand at making Inhabitots contributor Marni’s delicious raw, vegan cashew cheese!
I try to make every day Earth Day; but this year I’ll be celebrating it by heading to Union Square Farmer’s Market and enjoying the fun activities they’ll be offering. I’ll also try my hand at making these handy vegetable bags from Design*Sponge!
My son Cedar and I don’t have anything special planned for this Earth Day. One, Earth Day falls on a Monday so there’s school and work to contend with and two, we don’t normally plan a special “eco-event” for Earth Day. We try to engage in eco-practices and spend time in nature year-round. We do usually set some new green Earth Day goals each year. This year we’re hoping to become more proficient with our GPS so that we can do more geocaching when we’re out hiking — and we’re still trying to cut down on excess food packaging (a previous year’s goal that we haven’t mastered yet).
This Earth Day, we will be spending the afternoon at our favorite place — the beach! We love to take long strolls along the ocean, looking at seashells, chatting and watching for ghost crabs to poke their little heads out of their holes. Of course, we clean up any trash that we come across too!
This year we’ll hopefully play the day away outside: working in our community garden plot or backyard garden, hanging out with friends at the park, and taking our beloved dog Harvey for an extra long walk in celebration for this wonderful planet we are lucky to live on!
This year we participated in The Great Cloth Diaper Change! I am also going to my daughter’s school to discuss recycling with her class.
This is Luca’s first Earth Day and we will spend it in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park exploring the magic of springtime – the grass is getting greener, leaves are appearing on the trees, flowers are blooming and the cherry blossoms are adding beauty to what we consider our city backyard.