Ways to Celebrate Earth Day (April 22)
While every day is a day to be kind to the planet, April 22 is Earth Day—a time to show appreciation for the environment and get into new earth-friendly habits. You may be asking, how can we celebrate our planet? Below are several ways to care for nature, plants, the land, and yourself in Parmer Ranch. Which idea best appeals to you?
What is Earth Day?
Have you ever wondered how Earth Day got started? On April 22, 1970, San Francisco activist John McConnell and Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson each invited Americans to participate in a grassroots demonstration. Faced with critically significant conditions such as poisoned drinking water, air pollution, and pesticide damage, 20 million Americans—10% of the population—went outside and protested together.
Today, Earth Day is not only intended to raise awareness of environmental issues—it is also becoming a popular time for many communities to come together to clean up litter, plant trees, or remark on nature’s beauty. We’ve included a list of activities and projects which may encourage you to enhance your local environment!
5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in Parmer Ranch
If you’re one of many Americans planning to lend a hand in honor of Earth Day, we’ve got five great ways to roll up your sleeves and get to work. Whether you have five minutes, or five hours, or want to form habits that will last a lifetime, there is something for everyone.
Host or Attend a Cleanup
Trash and litter can quickly build and negatively harm the environment if not picked up and disposed of properly. So, this Earth Day, go out with a trash bag, collect any trash or plastic you see, and remember to recycle!
There’s nothing like uniting others in a similar task to participate in Earth Day. If you have the time, there are numerous chances for you to help in Georgetown. You can help clean up a park or walk for a “green” organization to raise money and awareness!
Reuse, Reduce & Recycle
Each year, the United States alone consumes 50 billion plastic water bottles. Most of these bottles are not recycled and end up in landfills, oceans, and other places species and the environment are affected.
The production of these bottles requires 17 million barrels of gasoline, which is enough to power 1.3 million cars for a year. Even more, energy is expended in transporting and recycling water bottles. Mother Nature would appreciate it if society’s addiction to superfluous water bottles ended by transitioning to reusable water bottles (Hydroflasks and Stanleys are totally in right now)!
There’s no better time than Earth Day to make your world greener. Planting trees, bushes, and other plant life beautifies your outside space and helps absorb CO2 from the air.
So why not get a head start by planting a tree in your yard? They will last a long time, and collecting carbon from the atmosphere will aid in soil erosion prevention.
Make a Water Conservation Plan
Consider the water you use and how you utilize it. There are many options for cutting down water use:
- Install a water-saving showerhead.
- Turn off the water when brushing your teeth.
- Use your dishwasher sparingly or only for full loads.
- Build a garden full of drought-resistant trees and plants that do not require frequent watering.
Water conservation is a long-term game that demands a well-thought-out strategy to be truly effective. Plan a family or group dinner to discuss how you can help save water in your home.
Plant a Pollinator Garden
If you have a green thumb or are trying to have one, this could be for you! Pollinators carry pollen from plant to plant, allowing everything we love to grow and grow well. With less green space around us in this life, it can be challenging to have a space attractive to butterflies, bees, and other pollinating insects.
You can dive deep into this hobby by choosing the garden location and identifying what will grow best in the available soil and sunlight. From there, you may have to research which varieties of milkweed and wildflowers fit your space and your native area.
Earth Day: Saturday, April 22, 2023
Doing something kind to the environment is doing something kind to your community. If you celebrate Earth Day by putting up a compost bin, keep it up. Don’t let it be just a one-time thing.
Parmer Ranch is a master-planned community in Georgetown with green space that is perfect to celebrate Earth Day! With many new homes available now and others on track to be completed in the next few months, you have more reason to make Parmer Ranch a part of your and your family’s future. Contact our team or our builders to start the journey to your dream home.