When you're looking for a fun activity around your house, community or with your kids, here are some ideas that help you approach this sustainably.
Sustainable gardening is when natural methods are used to produce clean, organic, nutrient-rich foods & plants. Examples of natural methods include fertilizing soil with compost, mulch and organic fertilizers and using organic, non-GMO seeds for planting.
Native Plants - Website that tells you which plants are native to your region.
Hiking is one of the more sustainable activities one can do as it help connect people to nature, it can be eco-conscious and its accessible for most.
All Trails - Allows you to find trails around the world.
TrailLink - Allows you to find trails across the US
How to be sustainable on your hiking trip - Lonely Planet - A guide to assure that you're being as sustainable as can be on your hikes.
Sustainable Hiking Tips + Planning Guide for Eco-Hikers - A quick guide to help you plan an eco-conscious hike.
Find some local organizations to volunteer with in order to help poverty, sustainable farming, cleaning our environment, etc.
Dress for Success - The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
Just Serve - General Resource for community service of all kind.
National Parks Service Volunteer - Volunteer at a National Park near you by learning about their ongoing volunteer opportunities.
For Earth Day
Making DIY household products allows you to use up materials that would other wise be wasted, make products with natural ingredients and avoid the impact of packaging & delivery. Its also a great way to spend time with yourself or with your family.
Making bath & body products
Check out this extremely helpful link from one our subscribers, Eliza from the Lakeville Nature Conservancy. It goes through What and How to Recycle: Plastics, Bottles, Cardboard and More!
Thank you Eliza!