5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day 2022
There is a lot to look forward to in the springtime! Not only does spring bring the promise of warm weather, but this season includes some of our favorite holidays. To this end, Earth Day 2022 offers a great chance to get active and cure your cabin fever from the long winter.
This year, Earth Day lands on Friday, April 22. If you enjoy spending time outdoors, it only makes sense to do your part in protecting the environment. Charlie’s Soap put together this brief guide on ways to celebrate the Earth Day holiday in 2022.
Go for a Hike
This Earth Day, head to your favorite trail and soak in the fresh air and stunning scenery of the outdoors. Spending time in the wilderness will help you feel more connected, but it is also an excellent motivation for protecting the environment. Even our small hamlet of Mayodan has one!
More than likely, you can find a local hiking group that is gathering for Earth Day. Teaming up with like-minded individuals is a great way to celebrate nature and spread awareness. Showing the initiative to pick up trash or conduct trail maintenance will help ensure others will enjoy your favorite hiking areas.
Have a Picnic
Taking your whole family out for a picnic is a fantastic way to celebrate Earth Day. The best part about picnicking is that everyone has fun doing it, including children and adults. Simply pack a basket of your favorite snacks and beverages, then head out to a local park, campground, or picnic area. The kids can run around and play while the adults relax and soak in the sun!
If you aren’t sure where to go for a picnic, a simple internet search could uncover some exciting new recreational areas near your home. In fact, websites such as the National Park Foundation often post blogs like “Picnicking 101” about the best ways to find picnic sites. To promote an eco-friendly vibe for Earth Day, bring reusable plates and silverware. I spent many summers hiking and picnicking with my Dad at Hanging Rock State Park.
Walk or Bike Instead of Drive
For Earth Day 2022, it’s a good idea to take a step back and reassess fossil fuel consumption. While many of us drive everywhere we go, it is possible to cut out a few of these car trips. Opting to walk or bike to a few destinations can be a rewarding and uplifting experience – while also being good for the environment.
This Earth Day, you should consider walking or biking to some locations where you might typically drive. Perhaps this means riding a bike to your favorite restaurant just a few miles away or walking to the convenience store down the block. Either way, cutting down on driving will reduce fossil fuel consumption and help curb global warming.
Get a Reusable Water Bottle
Bottled water is a multibillion-dollar industry. While many people like the convenience of disposable water bottles, they are a major problem for the environment. According to the website Plastic Soup Foundation, “Plastic does not decompose. This means that all Plastic that has ever been produced and has ended up in the environment is still present there in one form or another.”
Not only do plastic water bottles cause damage to forest ecosystems, but they are wreaking havoc on the world’s oceans. One of the best things you can do to celebrate earth day this year is to get your own reusable water bottle. This simple act will have a significant positive impact on the environment in accordance with Earth Day 2022.
Switch to Eco-Friendly Cleaners & Detergents
Switching to environmentally-friendly cleaners and detergents is a simple yet effective gesture for Earth Day. Luckily, the entire Charlie’s Soap product line is engineered for maximum effectiveness and good for the environment.
With Charlie’s Soap Laundry Detergent, you can get clothing clean while not flushing harmful chemicals into local waterways. In like fashion, our Indoor & Outdoor Surface Cleaner and Kitchen & Bath Household Cleaner will get your home clean while not leaving any toxic residue that could harm people, pets, or wildlife.
Celebrate Earth Day 2022 with Charlie’s Soap
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