International Earth Day

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
  • Craft
  • Bake

DIY Earth inspired crayons
Compost and recycling sorting preschool activity
Earth Cookies!

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:

Reduce.
Re-use.
Recycle.

Weird side note.
I use the equinoxes and solstices to remember when to change our tooth brush heads.

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16 thoughts on “International Earth Day

  1. Your succulents look great! We planted lots of seeds inside to use in our garden in a few weeks! The kids are always so excited when we can grow our own fruits and vegetables.

  2. Hi there! This is my first visit to your blog and I have to say I really like it! I love the way you incorporate nature in your home and keep the environment in your mind. You’ve reminded me to repot my Jade plants. They desperately need it. Looking forward to more from you. #KCACOLS

    • The rain barrel idea is great! Seriously never thought about it. I also cannot keep succulents alive for the life of me! If you have any tips, I’d greatly appreciate them!

  3. I’m looking forward to starting some gardening with my 2 year old when it warms up a bit here! Thanks for the ideas on celebrating Earth Day!

  4. So cute! I love plants, especially house plants. This Earth day was definitely a strange one since we were quarantined and it was snowing! Definitely working on making everyday an Earth Day though!

  5. Your succulents are gorgeous – I am very impressed as I cannot seem to keep any type of plant alive!

    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time

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