Obviously we all love our planet. It gives us air, water and most importantly, Ryan Gosling. The thing is, we don’t get all of this for nothing. Earth Day is a reminder that we are all guests here, and we should be a little less obtrusive. No one likes an obnoxious houseguest.

Even though there is only one official Earth Day, you can do your part to decrease your carbon footprint every single day. Here are some ideas on giving back to our planet:

Read a book. The Reading for the Earth campaign brings saving the Earth and literacy together by promoting environmentally-themed books. You can find a participating library near you and get your read on!

Plant something. Whether you plant a tree, some flowers or a full garden, National Geographic has some fun and easy tips for first-time gardeners. Plants make the world a better place, and gardening can be delicious!

Give up plastic bags. Not only are there millions of adorable reusable bags out there, you can’t pretend you don’t feel the glares of the checkers and the people in line behind you if you request plastic. Plastic bags can kill animals and are generally very very bad for the planet. They’re like the high fructose corn syrup of the bag world.

Ride a bike. Everyone knows carbon monoxide pollution is not good, but did you know extended exposure can cause birth defects? So let’s just all jump on our bikes every once in awhile. It’s a lot of fun, and obviously great exercise. You can save the earth AND have toned legs. Everyone wins!

Let’s all pitch in and keep our planet green and blue, so James Cameron can keep doing weird Earth stuff with his money. What do you do to make this world a better place?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002031623867 Melissa A Ramon

    For starters, I have begun to Go Green in my home. Baking soda and vinegar for cleaning, washing my hair (my hair feels better than ever!), homemade deodorant (equal parts melted coconut oil, baking soda and arrowroot or cornstarch) – working on going completely chemical free, any ideas or good links you know of would be much appreciated =). I know this isn’t much, but I have recently become obsessed with going Green and changing my ways, bit after bit. There is so much to be done that its hard to know where to start! I try to do little things first and what’s most convenient for my needs at the time.

    I am wanting to start my own little Organic Garden, I just don’t know the first thing about it and heard its hard to do – thanks for the link!- I went to a local nursery and got strange looks for asking for help on treating Mother Earth like she originally survived – no chemicals. I felt very awkward while they stood there with the ‘you can’t be serious’ look on their face. I wont be going there again. I loved their hanging flowers, but I can make do with shopping elsewhere =)

    If you have any links for cute reusable shopping bags, please share! ♥

  • http://www.facebook.com/shawna.grubbhenderson Shawna Henderson

    *James Cameron, not Cameron Crowe, lol. Although I am sure that Cameron Crowe is lovely about the Earth as well

    • Rebecca Fernandez

      Hahaha! Thanks- I’ll be laughing at that all day!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=511826480 Sarah Gollhofer

    Also, Edward Norton. Crowdrise!

  • http://www.facebook.com/erin.smaldwell Erin Caldwell

    Jason Mraz is, in my opinion, one of the most eco friendly, widely known faces out there!! I’ve been vegan for years, but he has inspired me to reduce my carbon footprint in so many other ways! He’s too amazing!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=148701561 Kristen Lee

    I once lost a spelling bee on the word rhapsody. Haunts me to this day.

    • Rebecca Fernandez

      Your word would be 1000 times harder than my word. Your genius taunts me.

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