Here at Natura, we love doing our part to make the Earth a better place. After all, it’s the only planet with wine! Here are some of our favorite ways to celebrate Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22 and year-round.
1) Be car-free for a day. If it’s possible, try to walk or bike to work, and when taking the kids to school- not only will you get your outdoorphins, it’s good for the environment too!
2) Beautify your local outdoor spaces. Go to nearest beach or park space to clean up litter and dispose of it properly.
3) Cook an Earth Day meal that uses locally produced foods, it is healthy and has minimal impact on the environment. Avoid meat on this day, as the excessive demand for it creates a large strain on environmental resources. To purchase the ingredients for your meal, visit a local farm or farmer’s market.
4) Plant some native plants in your community. Native plants use less water because they’re used to the local conditions, while imported plants often need water levels that are much higher.
5) Plant a native tree in your community. Or, if it’s still too cold where you live to plant a tree in your community, plant one for free in Natura’s forest in Patagonia. As part of our partnership with Reforest Patagonia, we’re planting 10,000 trees in the region, and one of them can be in your name! To plant your free tree, visit the Reforest Patagonia tab on our Facebook page.
6) Recycle those old wine corks and bottles to make something beautiful for your yard – wine bottle planters, cork birdhouses, and wine bottle bird feeders are some of our favorites. For more fun do-it-yourself ideas, check out our “Let’s Get Crafty” Pinterest board.
7) Invest in a reusable coffee cup. For the price of a few of cappuccinos, you can buy yourself a reusable cup which means you won’t be adding to the large pile of coffee-related garbage. Earth Day is the perfect “excuse” to form a new habit that could save 5 cups and lids over the course of a work week, which is around 300 over the course of a year!
8) Switch to reusable grocery bags, if you haven’t already. Put a few near your front door, and stash a few in your car so you will not forget them on your next trip to the farmer’s market or grocery store.