What does a Happy Earth look like to you? To me, it’s one where winters are cold, oceans are clean, food sources are plentiful and fresh. It’s also a soft breeze, the smell of pine trees, the sound of birds singing, or bare feet in cool sand…It’s where humans and nature are thriving in harmony.
With Earth Day right around the corner, I encourage you to think about what you can do to help make your vision of a happy earth a reality. Maybe it’s taking a nature walk or hike, maybe it’s helping in local trash clean up, maybe it’s wishing a stranger a Happy Earth Day.
As I’ve grown older, Earth day has taken on a deep, profound meaning. The Earth is our home and we are all connected to it, regardless of our beliefs or background. We owe it our respect and appreciation all year round. There is truth to the adage, “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, but we borrow it from our children.”
Because of the connection I’ve grown to have with nature, I’ve chosen to dedicate my life, both personal and professional, to sharing with people the beauty of our planet in words and photos. It’s my hope that people will fall in love with the Earth like I have and will want to protect it. So when Happy Earth Apparel chose me to become a brand ambassador, I was absolutely humbled and honored. As a brand ambassador, I have the opportunity to support conservation and sustainability projects in unique ways, and to encourage you to do so too. Any purchase made from Happy Earth’s online store donates 50% of profits to conservation work at environmental nonprofits (use my code MaggieD306 for 15% off your order!). So get yourself some Happy Earth gear and make your vision of a happy earth become a reality.
Have a Happy Earth Day, everybody!
5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day
- Post about your favorite place in nature on social media. It’s cool to talk about the Earth!
- Walk around your neighborhood and pick up garbage or trash. Studies have shown that clean streets boost community relationships. (I just made that up, but you thought it sounded legitimate right? So go pick up some trash!)
- Eat everything on your plate. Nearly 1/3 of food produced for human consumption globally is wasted. When food waste ends up in landfills (and not compost bins), it decomposes and emits an exorbitant amount of greenhouse gases into the air.
- Consume less. We live in a world of immediacy: if we want something, we can probably get it fairly easily depending on where we live. With more and more disposable STUFF on the planet, we’re seeing a severe pollution problem growing.
- Keep Earth Day in mind all year round by checking out the UN’s super easy guide to saving the planet.