International Earth Day is March 20th and coincides with the vernal equinox. While it’s a balmy 13°C, it is also raining. We weren’t able to head outside and enjoy our day as the kids need the next size up of rain gear.
I had the privilege of reviewing Environmental Assessments today as I worked from home.
Since we couldn’t make it outside today, we spend the day repotting small plants in our living room. I had saved the potting soil from last year and brought it in to warm it up before using it. I tried to contain the mess by placing a trash bag on the floor … between the cats and an excited four-year-old, it was futile. There were a few succulent leaves that broke off so we are trying to see if they will grow again.
Due to scheduling, this was going to be the first time that I would be available to attend the Sacred Circle Dance celebrating the Spring Equinox. Thanks to COVID-19, it had to be cancelled. Maybe when the Summer Solstice rolls around, we can gather in groups once again — and I will be free.
Ways to celebrate International Earth Day
- Head outside!
- Take a walk
- Plant a flower (or tree)
- Plan a scavenger hunt
Small changes that you can implement to make every day Earth Day
- Use greywater for gardening
- Plant your own vegetables, greenery, and flowers
- Ride your bike to work, carpool, or utilize public transportation
- Install rain barrels to collect rainwater for later use
- Turn off lights when you leave a room
- Turn off the water when you brush your teeth
And the mantra I’ve heard (and hopefully you have as well) since childhood:
Weird side note.
I use the equinoxes and solstices to remember when to change our tooth brush heads.