Wednesday, 19 April 2017 07:31

10 Ways to Bring Earth Day Home

April 22nd is Earth Day and while your community probably has some sort of event planned, there are plenty of ways you can celebrate at home. Here are 10 ideas to try for reducing your carbon footprint and celebrating planet Earth all year long from Shana Levy McCracken, a sustainability consultant and Houzz.com contributor.
1. Plant a tree.
2. Start a compost pile.
3. Fix something.
4. Encourage pollinators.
5. Choose a species to follow.
6. Join a CSA.
7. Buy nothing.
8. Read an Earth-themed book.
9. Make a donation.
10. Gaze at the stars.

Read and see in detail McCracken's 10 ideas here: https://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/83175320?utm_source=Houzz&utm_campaign=u5149&utm_medium=email&utm_content=gallery4&newsletterId=5149

Courtesy of houzz.com

 

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Plant a Pollinator Garden on Earth Day.  Schmechtig Landscapes, Lake Bluff Landscape Design and Build Project

 

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Plant a Tree on Earth Day.  Barrington Hills, Schmechtig Landscapes Design and Build Project.

 

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Wilmette, Illinois, Pollinator Garden Design and Maintenance by Schmechtig Landscapes.

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