Earth Month and Earth Day Actions



If you’ve ever needed a reason to do something good for the Earth, let Earth Month be your reason.

Stop Food Waste: To address food waste and storage read “Room for Change: The Pantry.” Learn more about food expiration dates (many are misleading) and use Bluedot’s “Guide to Avoiding Food Waste” to keep perfectly good food from going into the trash.

Get Your Thumbs Green: Plant simple microgreens at home, try your hand at houseplants, or join a community garden and grow native plants.

Eat More Sustainably: Consider beans, the climate-resilient food of the future, or take a look at how cutting meat and milk consumption could change the planet.

Sustainable Spring Cleaning: Need to do some tidying but don’t want your old things to go to waste? Check out Bluedot’s guide, “How To Get Rid of (Almost) Anything.”

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Use Greener Transit: NYC-area ferries got a green facelift and are now mostly zero emissions. (Take that, cars!) If water travel isn’t for you, learn how to start cycling in the city with advice from the owners of Bushwick-based BikePlant.

Reassess Your Investments: The world’s 60 biggest banks have invested more than $5.5 trillion in fossil fuels since the Paris Climate Accord in 2016, according to Banking on Climate Chaos, an annual report published by the Rainforest Action Network and other civil society groups. Here’s how to stop funding the climate crisis.

Volunteer: This Field Note from students in Hell’s Kitchen outlines many ways to volunteer and participate in the care and preservation of NYC parks. Plus, Dear Dot has answered questions about who the heck takes care of our street trees. Here’s a hint: it could be you!

Know of a good action, event, or other Earth Month activity not listed? Let us know. Email [email protected]

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Michaela Keil
Michaela Keil is the Editor of Bluedot Living Brooklyn, and the Managing Editor, Special Projects, for the Brooklyn Eagle. When she's not writing, you can either find her outside — in the rain, shine, snow, or cold — or inside baking bread. Find her on twitter @mkeil16.
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