5 Ways to Help the Earth this Earth Day
Earth Day is this weekend, April 22nd, and what better way to celebrate than to do something to help our planet? Below are five ways you can enjoy Earth Day on Sunday and any other day of the year. You can do these on your own or feel free to invite a friend! Have a happy Earth Day from Bubble World!
1. Use safe products. Always check the labels of products to make sure it includes safe ingredients before you buy. Remember to recycle paper, plastic, and glass when you can. Bubble World bubbles use a completely non-toxic solution and plastic. So when you use these bubbles not only will you be happy, but the Earth will be too! You can reuse Bubble World wands bottles to make fun crafts like our DIY flower wands and silly monsters. Alternatively, purchase our Refill solution to reuse the bottles, or be sure to recycle them when done playing.
2. Watch your water usage. Water is essential to the Earth and our bodies. It regulates the Earth’s temperature as well as the temperature of the human body. 75% of the human brain is water and 75% of a living tree is water. It is important to stay hydrated and not waste water, because our Earth needs it to stay healthy like we do! To help conserve water, remember to turn off the sink when brushing your teeth, take shorter showers, and check for leaks around the house.
3. Skip the straw! Did you know that America uses 500 million plastic straws every day? Certainly, not every one of those straws makes it to the garbage or recycling bin. You can easily find straws in gutters, across beaches, and in bodies of water all over the country. At restaurants, ask for your drink without a straw. You can also look into buying stainless steel or bamboo straws to use when you’re at home or on-the-go.
4. Find ways to reduce food waste. According to the USDA, we waste 30-40% of our food supply. When we waste food it goes into landfills and turns into a source of methane, which is a greenhouse gas. This gas, in particular, is one of the most harmful of the greenhouse gases and leads to global warming. To keep our Earth safe from these hazardous gases we can reduce food waste in many ways. If you have extra cans from a night of cooking at home, donate them to a local food pantry. Plant seeds from fruits and vegetables to create your own garden. You can even build your own compost pile to use in the garden! Compost piles are a great way to create soil for the environment with food that would otherwise go into a landfill.
5. Don’t be a litterbug! More than 50 billion pieces of litter end up on U.S. roads every year. This garbage can collect into the surrounding streams of our communities. This will not only harm the animals living in the outdoors but pollute the water in our taps. To reduce litter in your area, make sure any waste you use goes into a garbage can or recycle bin. Contact your local leaders and organize a beach sweep or highway clean-up. Be sure to stay safe and only pick up trash with gloves on, and any other necessary protection. Doing your part to keep trash picked up will help the environment, and set a good example for your neighbors and community!
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