Has summer finally arrived in your neck of the woods? As I type this, here in New England, it's currently 52 degrees Fahrenheit. So, it's still quite chilly! I am so ready for summer to arrive.
Here are some fun activities you can do this May. They are great to do with the kiddos. Enjoy this Eco-Friendly Bingo! See if you can get all the activities on the board.
Ditch single use plastic for the month of May- Single use plastic is one of the biggest contributors to pollution in the oceans. It poses a threat to wildlife. They can eat it or get ensnared in it. Furthermore, single use plastic is not biodegradable, it persists in the environment for hundreds of years.
Plant a Tree- Trees are crucial to our ecosystem. The provide habitat and food for wildlife. They also absorb carbon from the atmosphere. If you personally can't plant a tree research and support organizations that plant trees.
Use a reusable shopping bag- Most conventional shopping bags are made of single use plastic. Bring your own reusable shopping bag on your next shopping trip.
Shop local- May is a great month to shop local. Support local businesses and help reduce your carbon footprint by shopping locally. May is also the month when farmer's markets began to open.
Eat organic-Try to buy organic produce this month. Organic is better for you and the environment because harmful pesticides and herbicides are not used.
Eat plant based meals- Meat production uses a lot of resources and has a large carbon footprint.
Plant a garden- Plant a garden in your yard, you can plant food, herbs, or flowers. Gardens are beautiful and they attract pollinators, like bees. If you can't plant a garden outside, grow herbs inside. Mint, basil, and cilantro can be grown indoors.
Unplug-This is a easy one. Unplug electronics when not in use. It will save energy and money!
Walk or bike- You can walk or bike to work or on you next errand. Walking/biking is a very Eco-Friendly form of transportation.
🥂Cheers to May!