Happy Earth Day Everyone!
As spring is trying to spring up here in town, a little post about things to keep in mind this Earth Day. A lot of what people think of when they think naturopathic medicine or naturopathic doctor is about earth friendly, natural alternatives to whatever is ailing them. Because of this it is fitting to do little things to keep supporting nature around us, keeping the environment healthy keeps us healthy.
So this Earth day how will you be celebrating? What changes can you make in your day to day routines to help keep things spinning? This week many communities are starting green initiatives such as contests to promote alternative transportation, recycling programs and co-operatives where people can reuse, recycle or upcycle. This evening I will be attending a special presentation by Dr. Jane Goodall with some very special ladies, through the Unique Lives & Experiences Lecture Series.
If a lecture series isn’t your thing, perhaps a movie might be an option? Grab the kids or your friends and see Revolution The Movie, made by the same individual that did Shark Water a few years earlier. A tree will be planted for every person who goes to see this movie before the end of today.
A great resource for Earth Day, and all the days in between, is the Environmental Working Group. EWG is committed to helping people make the best choices for their health, the health of their family and the environment. They have compiled some fantastic resources that are available to everyone! Skin Deep is a cosmetic guide where you can check the cosmetics and bath products you currently use or look for a healthy alternative to what you have. Their Guide to Healthy Cleaning is updated regularly and even has information on how to read labels to really know what you are using to keep your home spic and span. And there are several food resources to help you buy pesticide free food and stay away from products that have been genetically modified.
So whatever you decide to do today and however you keep the spirit going throughout the year consider joining the Earth Day Network. We can all be the face of change, so make a statement with that face and make a difference.