Earth Day is just around the corner on April 22nd. Aaron, Koda and I take a lot of pleasure in our planet throughout the year and it’s time to return the favour! In this post we’re celebrating some of the things we already do and some new things we can start doing to lessen our impact on the earth.
♥ Shop local – Last week we signed up for the Hutten Family Farm CSA and we now receive local and seasonal produce every week!
♥ Eat a plant-based diet.
♥ Put Waste In It’s Place – We are big fans of returning our beverage containers for deposit refunds…this may or may not support our drinking habits!
♥ Neighbourhood clean-up – We’ll be taking garbage bags with us during our daily walks with Koda to pick up litter and help keep our neighbourhood beautiful!
♥ Using our clothesline – It’s finally warm enough to whip out the clothespins!
♥ Composting – Our compost is currently picked up biweekly by the city, but we are going to start saving our compost for the garden! Here’s a great resource to help start your own home compost.
♥ Walking, biking and considering CarShare HFX.
♥ Adjusting our thermostat – We don’t have air conditioning and I’m hoping we won’t be needing much heat very soon!
♥ Unplugging and enjoying nature.
♥ Finally, Aaron wanted me to mention that he is buying his beer locally in 1.89L refundable growlers to ensure a more environmentally friendly beer habit - His breweries of choice are Propeller Brewing Company and Granite Brewery. And since we’re on the topic of alcohol now, a couple of my favorite local wines right now are the Jost Tidal Bay and the Gaspereau Vineyards Muscat.
What will you be doing this Earth Day or every day to make a difference?
Here’s a list of documentaries that I’ve personally watched and recommend!
Addicted To Plastic
Blue Gold: World Water Wars
Crude – The Real Price Of Oil
Dirt! The Movie
FLOW: For Love Of Water
Forks Over Knives
No Impact Man
The End Of The Line
Who Killed The Electric Car?
What should I watch next?
Pictures taken at Crystal Crescent Beach