5 Tips On Showing Mother Nature Love During Earth Week
Perform Some Healthy Acts of Love for Mother Nature during Earth Week or any other week
Fifty years ago the world celebrated the first earth day, and this week our OneTab team challenged fans on Social Media to take #TheEarthWeekChallenge. We try everyday to do good for the world, beginning with encouraging customers to reuse plastic spray bottles and providing recyclable packaging for our products.
We as humans have a responsibility to take care of this amazing and beautiful planet we call home. Some choices we make as individuals can be small and simple and easily added to our daily routines; while others are more intentional and requires more thought and coordination. However, make no mistake, large or small - they all matter.
Let’s take a look at just a few of the ways that you can have a positive impact for earth day during this pandemic right at home or in your community (In addition to choosing OneTab, obviously...)
Pick Up garbage on your daily jog/walk - It is important to incorporate physical activity into your daily routine and studies show that getting that activity in nature is good for many aspects of our physical and mental health. So, Why not make it part of your routine to take a bag and a pair of gloves with you and aim to walk until you have filled the bag with garbage. It doesn’t take a lot more effort and can have such a positive effect on your neighbourhood. Try challenging a neighbour to see who can clean up more in a day, week or super-challenge them: how much they can clean up in a month!
Grow Plants that attract Pollinators - Thanks to science, we now know that the most widely recognized pollinators are bee’s. However there are a number of different insects that carry pollen from one flower to another. According to Wikipedia some wasps, butterflies, beetles, birds and bats are also pollinators and are natural workers in plant propagation. Pollination is important as it helps to increase the production of fruits, vegetables and or eco-system as a whole.
According to Savvy Gardening, when planting your flower garden this summer, select a mixture of trees, shrubs, perennials, annual flowers, bulbs and herbs that look from early spring to late autumn. Plants that flower early or late in the season are the most important, as it is easy for bees and butterflies to find nectar and pollen in the summer when there are flowers growing everywhere. Consider including some pollinator attracting flowers such as Black eyes Susan, Lavender, Borage and Cornflower. Niki Jabbour's, author of "the Year-Round Vegetable Gardener", states that the top 10 pollinator plants for bees & butterflies are highbush berries (shrub), Lilacs (shrub), coneflowers (perennial), coreopsis (annual, perennial), asters (perennial), zinnias (annual), cosmos (annual), borage (annual), milkweed (perennial) and sunflowers (annual).
Plant your own vegetable garden and use Natural fertilizers -You can plant your own vegetable garden in your yard or in containers if you have limited space. Growing your own vegetables reduces your carbon footprint, creates oxygen and encourages you to eat healthier by making healthy food readily available . By growing your own vegetables you are able to reduce the use and consumption of pesticides and chose natural fertilizer options. Farmersalmanac.com suggests using homemade compost of grass clippings, kitchen scraps, manure and coffee grinds as natural fertilizer for your garden.
Some municipalities that offer curb-side green bin (organics) pickup often offer the final compost to the public for free or for a small fee. We would love to see your hard work, so once your garden starts to grow - take a photo and post it on social media tagging #OneTabCleaners
Install a bird Feeder - Installing a bird feeder will not only bring the joy of bird watching right from home, it also has a positive affect on the environment and the birds who enjoy them. According to everythingbirds.com, bird feeders offer assistance to new parents to help feed their chicks which allows them to grow. Feeders reduce stress for birds in their search for food and can provide them with additional strength when its time for migration. As we read earlier birds are also involved with pollination so encouraging them to stay around can be very positive for the growth of plants in the area.
Be responsible in the products you choose to use - not just in your home, but outside as well - Think about cleaning the exterior of your windows and outdoor patio furniture. OneTabs offer a way to get all the cleaning power needed to keep YOUR environment clean while being non-toxic and fully biodegradable. Don’t forget to maintain a small and simple earth day goal to recycle more by ensuring you recycle the materials used in our packaging.
We all know we need to make changes in the way we live in order to leave behind an healthy planet for our children and grandchildren to enjoy. Why not start with something small? Even the smallest choices we make for the good of our planet has an impact. What change are you ready to make?
Every food item in the market comes in some kind of packaging. While most food packaging consists of single-use plastic, some everyday essentials are sold in glass, metal, and fibre containers. They can be easily cleaned and repurposed in our homes and at work.
Single-use plastic culture is endangering the environment in countless ways. Plastic pollution literally exists everywhere. In the oceans, in the soil, in the air, we breathe, and also in our food chain. With the ongoing pandemic, the rate of single-use plastic consumption has reached an all-time high.
This July, it is more important than ever to follow the Plastic Free July challenge. The main aim of Plastic Free July is to minimize the use of disposable items, especially single-use plastic. While eliminating all the plastic from your home can be overwhelming, you can decide which items you want to swap initially.