Earth Day is just around the corner, bringing extra awareness to how we all can get involved to help invest in our planet. Hundreds of thousands of people will gather on Friday, April 22, to celebrate Earth Day. There are many events and activities in Denver for you to participate in, but you can also do things daily to help the planet. Earth Day is the perfect day to begin. Here are three ways to fight climate change every day.
Try a Climate-Friendly Diet
Did you know that you have a foodprint? A foodprint measures the impact of growing, producing, transporting, and storing our food on the planet. Our foodprint accounts for more than a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions. Switching to a plant-based diet will reduce the number of natural resources used in producing food from animals. If more humans switched to plant-based diets, we could use less water and less land for crops and cut back on greenhouse gas emissions from food transportation and storage.
You’ve probably been running, walking, or hiking, but have you been plogging? It’s where you combine running, walking, or hiking with picking up trash. When you track your miles or kilometers, you can track how much waste you pick up. Picking up trash and litter along trails or roads will help keep it from getting into our waterways and eventually oceans. Learn more about plogging and a few people who have embraced it here.
Remove. Refuse. Rally to Cut Plastic
Plastic is one of the largest offenders of polluting the environment. We’ve heard reduce, reuse and recycle to help cut back on plastic’s impact on the environment. However, this year try these three “R’s” to cut plastic pollution. Remove, refuse, rally. If you see a piece of plastic lying on the ground, remove it. Refuse means saying no to using plastic straws and cups. Instead, use reusable cups. And rally means getting involved with our community to stop the usage of single-use plastics like bags or other single-use plastic items.
Try switching up your habits to help invest in our planet. If you want to kick off your new environmentally friendly lifestyle with an event, you can find plenty of events throughout the Denver Metro Area. Whether taking a few hours to help clean up a Lodo playground at the Annual Earth Day Cherry Creek Clean-Up or donating and participating in an Earth Day community picnic, participating in Earth Day 2022 events is easy when it’s all just minutes from The Residences at Fillmore Plaza.