This post was written as part of a paid partnership with Dawn. All opinions are 100% my own.
Earth Day is coming up on April 22, and though it might seem like an inconsequential, "made up" holiday, I consider it to be one of the most important ones we have all year. As a human being, as a parent...what could be more important than respecting, protecting and preserving our Mother Earth for future generations? As much as I travel, I've been blessed to see so many parts of our Earth, and it's really brought home to me just how important it is to cherish our planet.
So, how exactly can we celebrate Earth Day? For this animal-loving travel junkie, I came up with a few unique ideas - things that you may not ordinarily think of when thinking about environmental stuff!
Simple Ways to Celebrate Earth Day
Take a Walk.
Yes, it's that simple...take a walk! Is the store just ½ a mile away? Well, walk instead getting in the car. Grab the bicycle for short distances. Get outside and work those muscles, soak up the sunshine, breathe in the fresh air.
For longer distances, try Uber Pool and carpool to help reduce the amount of gas being used overall. Imagine if we all carpooled - it would make such a huge overall difference in the world! If you have public transportation readily available to you, jump on that bus or train!
Plan a Trip To See a Different Part of the World.
Nothing gets you excited about taking care of Mother Earth quite like exploring it. Research exotic locations. Zoom in on Google Maps. Book a trip. Plan an adventure! You'll come home with a newfound respect for all that this big, beautiful world has to offer you!
The concept of Global Warming and the polar icecaps melting takes on a whole new significance once you've seen a glacier up close.
There are so many ways to get involved, ranging from participating in community gardens, Green Peace, or even just volunteering at a local animal shelter. There are a million ways to help preserve our earth, and taking care of the creatures is one of them! Take the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California as an example. The Marine Mammal Center in the Marin Wetlands in Sausalito, California, is a nonprofit veterinary research hospital and educational center dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of ill and injured marine mammals. The Marine Mammal Center covers 600 miles of California coastline and mostly deals with elephant seals, harbor seals and sea lions, and you can actually volunteer there!
One of the reasons I was so happy to work with Dawn this year is that they are so involved with taking care of animals...y'all know that I have a huge soft spot for fluffy creatures of all varieties - even the not-so-fluffy ones! I have a special place in my heart for seals though...I absolutely adore Harbor Seals, they're my favorite!
For over 30 years, Dawn dish soap has been an important part of rescuing and releasing more than 75,000 wild animals affected by oil pollution. They've also donated thousands of bottles of Dawn to wildlife rescue workers at The Marine Mammal Center and International Bird Rescue.
I think that everyone knows by now that Dawn dish soap is safe to use on animals, you can even wash your cats and dogs with it! I used to foster for the Humane Society of Greater Miami and always brought the kittens home and gave them a bath ASAP with Dawn, and I actually still use it on occasion for my dogs, Bailey and Toby.
Take a look here to see how Dawn helps save wildlife!
You can do simple things every day to help our Earth, simple things like reducing, reusing, recycling, limiting your water usage, buying environmentally-friendly consumer products, etc. Be creative! Do some research!
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