Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and what better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than combining your appreciation for your Mom with your gratitude for Mother Earth!
Increasing litter, industrial contamination, and car exhaust continues to put a strain on earth’s ecosystem. Being the biggest contributors to man-made climate change, losses in agriculture, shrinking icecaps, environmental migration, and rising sea-levels are a fraction of the downstream effects of human pollution.
Changing your habits to be mindful of Mother Earth can feel rewarding and make a big difference in both your local community and the world beyond.
Here are a few ways that you can celebrate both your mother and Mother Earth while giving back to the two mothers who have always been there for you!
- Consider bringing flowers, bushes, or trees that can be planted as a Mother’s Day gift instead of a bouquet of flowers. If you want to go above and beyond, think about gifting drought-resistant flora such as succulents.
- Learn to cook a healthy and organic dinner. Food that is locally sourced and sustainable is a great way to support local agriculture and eat healthy at the same time.
- Plant a garden for your mother. Having an herb or vegetable garden on hand is a great way to encourage healthy eating while promoting a sustainable lifestyle. Cutting back on food packaging reduces landfill waste. Fresh vegetables and herbs taste better anyway!
- Volunteer at a local arboretum, nature organization, or animal shelter. This is a great way to spend valuable time with your mom while making a positive impact on your community.