Today is Earth Day, which is a day for us to celebrate Mother Earth and to create awareness for the care of our natural environment. As a family, there’s small things that we’ve been doing to care for the environment, but lately we’ve really been stepping it up.Here are some of the things we’ve been doing to help our Mother Earth .
- Reusable cloth bags – I love these! If you haven’t used them, you’ll notice that they hold a lot more than the plastic bags. Not to mention, I don’t have to find somewhere to store all of them! One thing to keep in mind when using these is food safety. Don’t put raw meat packaging in a bag with fresh fruits and vegetables. I usually have my meats in a separate bag or even have the bagger wrap them in a plastic bag before placing in the cloth bag. Also, wash them often!
- Recycle – I have to admit, we just recently started. There was no truck passing by, and I didn’t research a place to bring the recyclable items. Recently a company started passing down our street twice a month, and we’re starting to take advantage.
- Conserve Water -We limit water by not letting the faucet run during bathtime or when washing dishes (I have to admit that I’m guilty on that one). We limit bath water by filling up to what we need.
- Start a compost – My dad just built us one, and we put it up last week. Isaac’s been having a lot fun throwing in our scraps. For a family that eats mostly fresh fruits and vegetables, it’s eye opening to see all the good stuff that we’ve been throwing away. Now we’re going to let them break down to something useful-soil for our garden!
Isaac spent some time at the park with his daddy today, we did his Earth craft, and then I brainstormed a fun earthy snack for him. After being in the kitchen and working on it all day, Andrew is the one who came up with an idea of a turtle
1/2 green apple
1 strawberry, hulled
2 grapes cut in half
~1 tsp peanut butter
1 graham cracker sheet
*You’ll also need a toothpick
First crumble the graham cracker sheet. I covered it with a paper towel and hit it with a meat tenderizer to make it easier. Spread the crumbles on a small plate. Using a knife, draw the “shell” by gently drawing lines. I did two lengthwise and two crosswise. Attach the four grape halves to the bottom of the apple with peanut butter. Now, for the eyes use the toothpick to poke two little holes on the upper sides and gently shove the small raisins in. Attach the “head” by inserting the toothpick through the back of the strawberry and then through the apple. Sit the turtle on the “sand” and enjoy
Does your family partake in any environmentally friendly activities? Have you ever composted?
Hope everyone has a great weekend, and Go Hornets!!
*Edited for typos