Did you know there are plenty of environmental holidays you should be celebrating? If not, read on to set your dates to make some sustainable differences.
Everyone loves the holidays. New Year’s Eve, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day—people go to great lengths to celebrate these occasions with their loved ones. However, did you know that there are special dates dedicated to improving the planet?
Whether you’re an individual looking to get involved or a business wishing to reduce its impact, there are several environmental holidays you should be celebrating. Mark your calendars and get ready to make important changes.
Zero Emissions Day: September 21
This fall, get ready to clean up the air in your community. September 21 is Zero Emissions Day, a holiday that encourages emission-free travel. Leave your car keys at home and help reduce your carbon footprint.
Individuals can celebrate by walking and biking to and from their local destinations. Businesses can participate by allowing remote work or enacting a carpooling initiative. No matter who you are, resist the urge to pollute the air with heavy transportation.
World Planting Day: October 22
Foliage does a lot to create a healthy environment. Trees, plants, and other greenery cleanse the air, enrich the soil, and contribute to the earth’s natural beauty. Get your green thumbs ready to celebrate World Planting Day on October 22. Even those who live in less temperate regions of the US can plant certain bulbs, perennials, and shrubs in the fall.
There are so many ways you can celebrate this environmental holiday, even if you don’t have a yard. Container gardening is a wonderful way to indulge your need to nurture nature, so this is the perfect time to start an apartment garden you’ve always wanted. Companies can also participate by planting trees in their name to beautify their communities.
National Recycling Day: November 15
Everyone knows the saying that launched sustainable practices into mainstream conversations; reduce, reuse, recycle. Put this phrase into action by observing National Recycling Day on November 15. Start researching early so that you’re ready to repurpose when the clock strikes 12.
If your business doesn’t already have a recycling program in place, this is the time to start. There are so many benefits of recycling commercial waste that improve your bottom line while healing the environment. Team up with your waste management service and local businesses to recycle products and keep them out of landfills.
Gather your friends, colleagues, and family to join in on all of this sustainable fun. Use these holidays to jump-start your own eco-friendly passions and help make the world a better place for everyone.