This Sunday, April 22nd is Earth Day. A day we come together to clean up our parks and beaches; a day we pledge to be more mindful of our waste and use of plastics. A day some choose to plant a tree. The problem is it’s only a day. One day. It takes 30 days to change a habit.
Once Earth Day has come and gone, most of the population goes back to their careless habits of using plastics, not recycling and so on. I used to be part of the wreckless, the careless.
It took some time to change my habits and make a difference. But, since giving up the plastic, single use coffee pods and started storing foods in Mason Jars I feel better. Changing small things has increased my awareness of environmental issues big and small. Shown below is Ground Floor Farm, a local urban farm in Stuart, Florida. We had lunch on a covered patio right on the edge of the farm. It was a very eye opening experience.
Ground Floor Farm is a cozy farm to table restraunt. The menu varies depending on the season and what is “fresh”. Urban Farms are popping up everywhere; people are reclaiming the land and using it for sustainability to keep foods local, shortening the distance from food to fork. Check out a local Farmers Market or Urban Farm in your area you might be surprised at what you find.
Whether it is recycling, changing to all LED Lightbulbs, reducing the use of plastics or whatever it may be; the challenge is to do something not for A DAY but, for at least 30 Days. Once you get through the first 30 days, a new habit will be formed, hopefully be continued and then you will know that you are doing your part.
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