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Apr 21, 2020

8 ways to celebrate Earth Day in Quarantine

If you haven’t noticed already – no holiday is too small for us to celebrate over here. If this time has taught us anything, it is that life is so short, and any reason to celebrate is a good reason to us. So, when April 22nd rolls around, you know, we will be yelling from the rooftop that the Earth is worth celebrating. Traditionally we would spend the day outside on a hike or planting a tree, but the current conditions make those ideas a little difficult to execute. But, not to worry, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate Earth Day in quarantine.

photo via @kristinmadeinc

.01 – Gift someone a plant they can use in their garden

During such a lonely time it is a great idea to let your friends or family know you are thinking about them and send them a plant that they can replant into their garden. Bonus points if you send a plant to your grandparents, they will absolutely love it! Our favorite place to get plants delivered is The Sill.

.02 – Plant a tree in your backyard

This one is an Earth day tradition for many, for good reason. There is no better way to support the earth than to plant a tree, just be sure you are aware of what would thrive best for the environment you live in.

.03 – Go through your old clothes and donate whatever you don’t wear

Recycling old clothes is a great way to help the environment. We love to donate through ThredUp, and they will even pay for some of the items if they are good enough to resell. This option is great because they ship you a bag you fill it up with your old clothes and post-man picks it up, simple as that!

image via kristinmade

.04 – Mail seed packets to your friends to let them know you are thinking of them

How cute is this idea? Our friends are our support system so they deserve to feel loved as much as possible. We love the adorable seed packets sold by Kristin Made. They are so modern and have such chic packaging.

.05 – Throw a potting class via Zoom with all your besties

Okay, does this sound like a great time or what?! No explanation needed here, just gather (virtually) grab a pot, and a plant and get potting. Disclaimer: this is even better when wine is involved.

.06 – Make your and your boo cocktails with your favorite herbs

If you have any herbs growing in your garden or just old herbs in your fridge from that one recipe than this one is for you! Our favorite herb cocktail recipe at the moment are these Rosemary Mezcal Slushie

image via @hanwestby

.07 –  Propagate old plants to make new ones

If you already have plants around the house than this option is great. There are so many great youtube videos online about how to propagate plants properly.

.08 – Throw a picnic in your backyard

Now, this is just so much fun anyways! We love this idea for any reason, if you want to have your lunch break somewhere fun and different this is the move!

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