I just found out that it’s Earth Day today.
People worldwide are sharing about what they are doing to celebrate it and how they are contributing to the heath and well-being of the planet.
What can we do?
Here are a few possibilities to consider.
The trees are the lungs of the earth, they provide food, shelter for birds and wildlife and stabilise the soil.
Plant flowers for pollinators
It’s easy to plant flowers, shrubs and vegetables that will benefit pollinators such as birds and bees.
See the image below for a few ideas to get you started.
Nurture and build the soil
The soil is a living ecosystem – if we don;t destroy the microbial life within it through damaging practices and over reliance on chemical fertilisers and weedkillers.
It’s also reckoned that building soil health e.g. through mulching and using green manures helps store carbon. Read this post from Yale Environment 360 for more details.
Safeguard local habitats
Our local flora and fauna make our little part of the world unique. Habitats are easily lost through changes in farming practices, but with some simple measures they can be maintaned and safeguarded.
Use the earth’s resources sustainably
Both locally and globally it’s good to be aware of new possibilities for ensuring our resources and communities are sustainable in the future.
My Earth Day musings
In this short video I share my musings on how both action and energy can help us nurture the earth.
Over to You
Let me know, in the comments below, what you’re inspired to do to help nurture our wonderful planet this Earth Day.