Molly’s Earth Day Tips…just the tips

Molly’s 5 things you can do for momma earth!

4/22 is officially Earth Day and while we celebrate on the weekend with themed parties and festivals what are some actual things we can do to keep the momentum going? Not just posting a pic on insta with hashtag earthday…

Reno Earth Day took this year off from the big event in Idelwild Park and this was their statement:

“THANK YOU to everyone who has come out to celebrate the Earth Day Festival with us for the last 7 years! Every year it has grown substantially, and as you may know, the whole thing is organized by a group of volunteers in the community. The event has grown so much and changes within the organizing group have lead to the decision to Take a Break for a year! We expect a year off to re calibrate and build up resources and support will allow us to give the event the attention it needs again in the fabulous year of 2020! Easter is also on the usual Earth Day weekend this year, making it the perfect year to take a break and come back strong in 2020. You can still visit Idlewild Park for Earth Day with your friends and family; you can still participate in any of the smaller events that will pop up during the celebration week; you can still let us know at renoearthday@gmail.com if you are available or have ideas to make the 2020 event wonderful! Earth Day is Every Day, so we hope that you will keep up the celebration, education and collaboration all year long we hope to see you again in 2020!”

So since it really is up to us and every day these are my tips…just the tips.

1. Look around at home and assess the damage! Can you cut back in the kitchen? Katherine Kellogg wrote a book called 101 Ways For You To Go Zero Waste. Ummm, 101?! Yeah…we can probably pick one or two from the list. “Probably the biggest source of waste in a kitchen you’re going to find are paper towels, food packaging, and food waste, just based on quantity,” Kellogg says.

2. Do you have kids? Do they know the importance of not being a jerk to the planet? I see a mix of kids in the world that give no effs and throw trash on the ground and then I see young people more involved, educated and aware than most grown folks. Help your offspring be the second kind of  human. Awareness is cool man.

3. Watch movies!!!! How does this help the planet? I think it’s important to watch those in a cool flower you didn’t kill or a vegetable you grew and get to eat!UNCOMFORTABLE documentaries about where our food comes from, what we actually do to the earth with our trash and get some world perspective. Once you see those gruesome images it’s kind of hard to ignore crap like that

4. Get dirty. You heard me. Plant some stuff! Get back to how the earth feels and smells and take pride

5. Finally get involved locally. We have so many great organizations that tackle these kinds of things on the daily and the make it so easy for us to help honestly sometimes we just have to show up and lend a hand.

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful

River School Farm

Reno Earth Day

Kiwanis Club 

Friends of Nevada Wilderness 

…and so many more!! Be a rock star…give a sh*t HELLYEAH! Earth Day rules!