Tips to Practice Sustainability While Celebrating Earth Day

Kids drawing an Earth to celebrate Earth Day.

What started back in 1970, Earth Day has now acquired the shape of a global movement and is now celebrated by thousands of people on April 22.

The primary objective of celebrating Earth Day is to raise awareness about the impact of our actions on Mother Nature. While we all take steps to practice sustainability, there’s always room for improvement at a personal level. We can practice sustainability while celebrating Earth Day by following the tips mentioned below!

Ditch Disposable Plastic 

It’s a known fact that single-use plastic takes ages to decompose. Five hundred years, to be exact. While it’s true that plastic straws and bags are a great convenience, these single use items come at a cost. At Stater Bros. Markets, you can get yourself reusable shopping bags that not only will last a lifetime but also contribute to the reduction of plastic footprint.

Plastic debris is responsible for the ingestion and entanglement of various marine species. This Earth Day, take a pledge and switch to alternatives such as items that are made of stainless steel, ceramic, and wood.

Consume Local

While processed food has its perks, the carbon footprint outweighs those perks. This Earth Day, take a pledge to eat locally grown food. Aside from lesser carbon emissions, the local farmers in your area will get the support and encouragement they need.

At Stater Bros. Markets, we go the extra mile for our customers to help them get easy access to fresh produce at lower costs. We collaborate with local growers to put fresh fruits and vegetables at your tables at an affordable price. 

Try Biking

Biking your way to the office may feel strenuous, but the benefits outweigh the cons. Aside from promoting health, bike riding causes no environmental damage as it uses little to no fossil fuels. In addition to this, they conserve spaces, eventually making room for plant life in the vicinity.

Do It Yourself

You don’t need to buy new stuff if you have DIY guides to help you out. For instance, if you require a lamp, instead of buying a new one, you can follow any standard DIY guide and make a lamp out of any spare glass jar present in your home.

Natural Fertilizer

Fertilizers releasing greenhouse gasses and deteriorating the environment are no secret. As an alternative, you may use eggshells to fertilize plants. Simply crush them into a fine powder and add them to boiling water. Cover the mixture for a week, and stir it daily throughout the week. Pour it directly on the soil after one week to witness exceptional root growth.

This Earth Day, take a pledge with yourself to do something for the betterment of this planet and for our generations to come by.