Earth Day

Spring is one of the best times of the year. I'm a big fan of New Year's Day because it is a fresh start, but Spring has the same feeling for me. All the trees are blooming in our neighborhood and there will be people filling the streets the next two weekends to make their voices heard as they speak for the Earth.

blooms in Brooklyn

I wanted to share a few little things you can do today to start making a difference on this planet.

1. Grab those Target bags under your sink (we all have at least a couple) and go outside and fill them up with litter. Anytime you have a little free time - go outside and grab some trash. We are going to be aware of that this weekend while walking the dogs in the neighborhood and fill up as many bags as we can. It's a great way to reuse them.

2. Check your fridge. Make sure you are eating food before it goes bad. Food waste is a serious problem. Make smaller grocery trips and only buy what you need. Challenge yourself to finish all the fruits and veggies.

3. Any food that you do have to get rid of (like stems or leaves) should be composted if possible. We bought this awesome contraption and just empty it once a week at the neighborhood garden. It's perfect for scraps and coffee grounds.

4. Drive less, walk/bike more. It's better for you, it's better for the world. Plus, how else will you be able to stop and smell all the flowers?

5. Continue to talk about the environment, donate to organizations, read books, teach your children. The conversation must continue and we must keep spreading the word. Get out there this weekend and have your voice heard. Let your neighbors see you as a good example and role model.

Happy Earth Day everyone! Hug a tree!