Hello Earth lovers!
Did you know that Earth Day is celebrated every year? It's a super important day when people all around the world celebrate the planet we live on and try to make it a better place. This year, I had so much fun celebrating Earth Day with my family. We did lots of fun things to help take care of the planet!
Did you know that our planet is in trouble? There are lots of things happening that are making it harder for animals, plants, and humans to live here. For example, the air is getting more polluted, the ice at the North and South Poles is melting, and lots of animals are losing their homes. It's really sad, but there's something we can do about it!
That's where Earth Day comes in. On this special day, people all around the world try to make a difference and help the planet. Even small things like turning off the lights when you leave a room or bringing your own reusable water bottle to school can make a big difference!
- Here are some other things you can do to help:
- Plant a tree or some flowers in your yard or at your school.
- Pick up litter in your neighborhood or at a park.
- Turn off the water when you're brushing your teeth or taking a shower.
- Walk, bike, or take the bus instead of asking your parents to drive you everywhere.
- Learn more about animals and their habitats and what you can do to help protect them.
If you're a kid like me, there are lots of things you can do to help the planet on Earth Day! For example, you can organize a clean-up with your friends or family in your neighborhood or at a local park. You can also start a compost bin in your backyard to help reduce waste or make a bird feeder to attract birds to your yard. Another fun thing to do is to create art using recycled materials, like making a robot out of cardboard boxes or a mosaic out of old magazines. Whatever you do, remember that every little bit helps, and you can make a difference!
But we're not the only ones who can make a difference! The government and companies can help too. They can make rules to help protect the planet, like not letting people litter or making sure that factories don't pollute the air and water. You can even write a letter to your local representative or the president to ask them to make better rules to protect the Earth.
Last April, we also launched our Earth Day Candle Collection called Glow and Sow. Have you checked it out? Did you like them? In this super cool collection, we partnered with One Tree Planted, an organization that plants trees all around the world! We wanted to help them plant as many trees as possible. For every candle that was sold, a portion of the proceeds will go towards the tree-planting organization. I have also shared some easy recipes that you can try at home. For those of you who were not able to get their hands with our Earth day kits, here are the recipes we shared:
Minty Mojito Mocktail
- Fresh mint leaves
- Soda water
- Sugar or simple syrup (optional)
- In a glass, muddle a few fresh mint leaves with the juice of half a lime.
- Add ice to the glass.
- Fill the glass with soda water.
- Stir gently to combine.
- Optionally, you can add sugar or simple syrup to taste for a sweeter mocktail.
- Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint or a slice of lime.
- Sip and enjoy the refreshing and minty mojito mocktail!
Rosemary Roasted Vegetables
- Assorted vegetables (such as carrots, bell peppers, zucchini, and potatoes)
- Fresh rosemary leaves
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
- Wash and chop the vegetables into bite-sized pieces.
- In a mixing bowl, toss the vegetables with olive oil, salt, and pepper to coat.
- Strip the fresh rosemary leaves from the stems and sprinkle them over the vegetables.
- Spread the seasoned vegetables on a lined baking sheet in a single layer.
- Roast in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender and lightly golden.
- Serve and enjoy the delicious and aromatic rosemary roasted vegetables!
Lavender-infused Bath Salt
- Epsom salt
- Dried lavender buds or lavender essential oil
- Optional: a few drops of lavender-scented oil or food coloring (for visual appeal)
- In a bowl, mix together Epsom salt and dried lavender buds or a few drops of lavender essential oil. Adjust the amount to your desired strength of lavender scent.
- Optional: add a few drops of lavender-scented oil or a few drops of food coloring to add visual appeal to the bath salts.
- Transfer the mixture to a jar or container for storage.
- To use, simply add a few spoonfuls of the lavender-infused bath salts to your warm bathwater and relax in the calming and aromatic lavender-scented bath.
I hope you try these recipes out and let me know if you enjoyed them!
Let's continue to celebrate and take care of Mother Earth. Let's all do our part to protect the planet and make it a cleaner, healthier, and happier place for everyone and everything that calls it home. We only have one Earth, so let's take care of it!