Earth Day

Ways to Celebrate Earth Month

Caring for Creation should be a natural response to loving Jesus. To love my neighbor as myself, I must care and act so my neighbors can have clean water, air and healthy food. I care because God cares for what He’s created.

Psalm 90:2

This month, celebrate our Earth by 1) enjoying nature, and 2) making simple changes to your routine that will have a positive impact on our environment.


A better way to reduce your waste is by ditching single-use items and opting for more eco-friendly, reusable alternatives.

  1. Reduce and Reuse. We don’t realize how much waste we create each day by using disposable containers, bags and plastic bottles. While recycling is great, that process itself takes a lot of energy to support. And, unfortunately, not everything makes it to the recycling center. A better way to reduce your waste is by ditching single-use items and opting for more eco-friendly, reusable alternatives.
  2. Make Smart Swaps. Disposing of hazardous items such as batteries and bulbs can be tricky. Take a walk through your home and swap out items containing hazardous materials, such as bulbs with mercury, to rechargeable or hybrid alternatives.
  3. Skip “Fast Fashion.” Many of our favorite stores likely sell what is known as “fast fashion.” This concept is what brings brand new apparel to consumers on a consistent basis. The mass production of these cheaply made garments takes a toll on the environment. You can secure fashionable finds in an eco-friendly way by taking a look at apps and websites that sell second-hand clothing or even by visiting a consignment or thrift shop for unique finds. Declutter your own closet and give your clothing a second life by making donations to those in need.
  4. Get outdoors! Celebrate the beauty of the planet by getting outdoors. Whether you go on a hike, kayak or just take a walk, look around at God’s creation! Listen to the birds. Smell the fresh air.
  5. Get your veggies. Pick one day each week to eat a plant-based meal and skip the meat. You’ll be doing the planet a whole lot of good, as the production of meat and animal-based products requires far more water and land use than the production of plant-based foods. Consider being more mindful about food waste in your own household, buying only what you need.

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