The idea of all Earth Day projects is to reduce your carbon footprint by using fewer resources, not more. With this in mind, for all of your Earth Day activities and Earth Day crafts, stay green and stay local.
Windowsill Herb Garden
A Kitschy Earth Day Project
We all use plenty of cans, from large crushed tomato cans to smaller soup cans. But most of us buy the same items over and over again, so to get a really good variety have a can party.
Invite a group of your friends over and ask each one to bring 3 cans each of 3 different products. In addition to the cans, you'll need small stones to put in the bottom of the cans for drainage, potting soil, and herbs (either seeds or seedlings).
Trade cans to get the best group for your kitchen window. Consider the following when choosing your cans:
Fill the cans with an inch of stones, top with soil, and plant your seeds or seedlings. Make sure you plant herbs that you'll actually use. Any of the ones on our Cheap Mothers Day Gift Ideas page will work just fine.
Place your fabulous planters on your windowsill, and don't forget to water. Bonus: These Earth Day projects make wonderful gifts.
Earth Day Project Based on the Origin of Earth Day
Composting can be done on a small scale with a kitchen counter container, a little bigger with an outdoor tumbler model, or huge with your own hand-built bin. No matter how big or small your Earth Day projects, composting is an essential part.
Disposing of your organic waste in this manner not only lessens your carbon footprint, but it gives you the most nutritious soil ever! Your plants are gonna love you for it.
Formula for composting: Air + Water + 2 Parts Browns (paper, leaves) + 1 Part Greens (organic matter, no bones)
Composting tips: The following will help your compost components decompose faster.
Spread your finished compost in your garden and enjoy the bounty!
All Earth Day Projects require longevity. The best way to achieve longevity is to have a plan. This year gather all of your Earth Day information and create a plan to reduce your carbon footprint throughout the year.
Your conscientious Earth Day projects start here. Now take this beginning and add to your own Green Plan throughout the year. And don't forget to share your plan with family and friends. After all, spreading your Green Plan goes back to the very origin of Earth Day.