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3 Ways To Bring Earth Month Into May

Erin & Brice - May 3, 2021
Back of man holding up two bags of trash on the shores of a lake surrounded by mountains

Every April we celebrate Earth Month. It is a great time to reconnect, find ways to protect our planet, and get involved. Maybe you participated in a cleanup, or learned something new. Maybe you picked up a few pieces of trash on your walk or visited our public lands. No matter how you celebrated Earth Month, our planet thanks you, but these things aren’t just important in April. Here are some ways to make every month Earth Month.

1. Learn the ins and outs of recycling

Recycling is a great way to bring sustainability into your day to day life, but it isn’t always easy. Taking a few moments to learn more about what is and isn’t recyclable will ensure your items don’t just go to the landfill.

2. Start Composting

For some of those items that can’t be recycled, composting can be another way to give them a second life. Compostable items make up  about 30% of what we throw away, which means starting this practice can reduce your waste by that same amount. With both backyard and community composting, there are options for everyone. 

3. Make spending time outdoors a regular practice

The best way to protect the planet is to stay connected with it. Whether its neighborhood walks, afternoons gardening, or weekend getaways, making time outdoors a regular part of life will help keep you inspired. Not to mention you’ll get some awesome mental and physical health  benefits. 

By the Subaru/Leave No Trace Teams. For over 20 years these teams have provided tangible solutions to serious issues facing our outside space and reach over 15 million people every year. Learn more about the important work of our mobile education teams.  Proud partners of this program include Subaru of AmericaREIEagles Nest Outfitters, ThuleFjällräven and Klean Kanteen.

 

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