Earth Day, celebrated on April 22, is coming up quickly. How will you help do your part for the environment?

Here are five facts from the Huffington Post that show just how easy it is to help save the Earth:

  • Recycling one soda can saves enough energy to run your tv for three hours.
  • Turn off your sink when you brush your teeth. You can save five gallons of water a day if you do.
  • Avoid exfoliating scrubs with plastic microbeads. The pellets end up in the water supply and harm fish and wildlife.
  • Use a refillable water bottle. In the United States alone, 1.5 million barrels of oil are used to make plastic disposable water bottles.
  • Don’t put glass in the trash. It can take over a million years to decompose.

You don’t have to make major changes to your lifestyle in order to preserve the Earth. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how great it feels to help the environment. Not only are you helping the Earth, you’ll see a spike in your own happiness and contentment.

Get back in touch with nature. There are so many health benefits of getting lost in nature. Go outside, breathe in some fresh air, and see the beauty of your community. Green space can do a number of wonderful things for your soul. It’s a great place to take a break from the stresses of everyday life, to get some exercise, and spend some time with yourself.

Plant something. Plant a tree. Plant a vegetable garden and take your diet into your own hands. Plant a flower garden or a few planter boxes to sit outside on your patio. If you have cats, plant some catnip, oat grass, and zinnias. You’re adding beauty to your community. Sit out in your garden and enjoy it.

Involve your kids. Buy a bird feeder and watch the birds move into your backyard! Make a list of all the types of birds that you are feeding. Build a birdhouse, or buy one and have your kids paint it. Each of your children can paint their own however they want. At your local craft store, you can buy plain birdhouses and paints for relatively cheap. It’s a way to spend time with your children while also educating them on the importance of caring for animals.

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