Above all else, Mother Earth is the one thing we all have in common . She sustains us by giving us the air we breathe, food to eat and water to drink. International Mother Earth Day – AKA Earth Day – is celebrated by millions of people around the planet every year on April 22nd. It is a time for us to give back and show respect to our environment. The theme for Earth Day 2022 is Invest in Our Planet: Preserve and protect the environment, our bodies, and our health.

Here are some ideas we can incorporate in to our daily lives to create a healthier lifestyle . If we each take steps to protect our beautiful world, collectively, we can make a difference.

Buy Local – Purchasing goods from local farmer’s markets and shopshelps to reducetransportation and pollution.

Clean It Up! – Whether it’s an organized group effort or when you’re simply out on a walk, help clean up trash in your surroundings.

Exercise – Walking and biking whenever possible is not only good for your health but helps to cut down on pollution.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Bring your own bag, bottle, etc. Reuse what you already have and properly recycle products.

Turn Off Lights – Cutting down on unnecessary power usage not only reduces your bills but will help lower carbon emissions.

Don’t Run the Tap – Fresh water is a precious resource! Turn off the tap when brushing teeth or washing hands.

Go Outside – Nature plays a huge part in our wellbeing. Getting in touch outdoors in the beauty of a natural setting eases the mind and body from daily struggles.