Happy Earth Day, people! Today’s the day for celebrating and protecting the lovely place we like to call home. Of course, there are plenty of ways to do just that. In a normal year, we’d probably be gathering for the occasion. But just because we’re separated, doesn’t mean we can’t go hard.
Here are the best ways to participate in Earth Day from home today.
CRACK OPEN A BUDWEISER
Can you imagine what the world would be like if every beer were brewed with 100% renewable electricity? Today, you don’t have to stretch the limits of you mind to far for that. Because Budweiser just made that dream a reality in Canada. For one day only, the company is donating enough Renewable Energy Certificates to equal the electricity needed to brew every beer in Canada. Yes, you read that correctly. Every. Single. Beer.
If you’d like to celebrate with Budweiser, and raise a cold one to Earth, you can purchase limited-edition Budweiser Earth cans at select retailers across Canada.
Where: Learn more about it here.
DO A CLEAN UP WALK IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD
Everyone knows the best movements start local. If you’d like to make the world a little bit of a cleaner place this Earth Day, keep it simple with a walk around your neighbourhood! Just pick up any trash you see lying around (we all know there’s plenty of that littering the city streets) and dispose of it in the proper reciprocals. It’s that easy!
THINK ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH FOODS
You know what is the most effective way to reduce your environmental footprint? Nope, it’s not driving an electric car or installing solar panels (although those are great too). Apparently, it’s actually adjusting your diet! Which is where Impossible Foods (who incidentally just arrived in Canada this past September) can help. The produce sustainable eats by replacing many of your favourite meat products with plant-based alternatives. Plus, their food is pretty darn delish. Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian, or neither, this Earth Day is a great time to try ’em!
Where: Find your nearest Impossible Foods-carrying retailer here.
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PARTICIPATE IN THE GLOBAL EARTH CHALLENGE
We may all be apart, but the globe is coming together for this amazing Earth challenge. In honour of the holiday, you can log on to learn how to participate. Essentially, it’s a public research project aimed at monitoring threats to the environment and human communities across the world.
Where: Check it out online
CHECK OUT ARTISTS FOR EARTH
Everyone knows a picture says 1,000 words. So admire some of the prettiest for Earth Day this year. You can take part as an artist or a spectator when you head on over to this virtual platform. They’ve got everything from paintings to photographs to sculptures on display.
Where: Check it out online
PLANT A GARDEN
Whether you’ve got a backyard or a balcony, now’s the time to spruce it up. Everyone knows springtime is planting season, so make the earth a little greener today starting with your very own home. We recommend starting with a little at-home herb garden.
So raise a glass to the planet today, folks! Hopefully by the next Earth Day the world’ll look a little different.
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