30 Things to try for Earth Day

April 15, 2021

Small actions slowly build up and make a difference. With our small farm partners and local delivery, we know this better than anyone. NIKU Farms is all about coming together as the little guys and making a bigger impact. Since we’re officially one week away from Earth Day 2021 let’s take this as a cue to start correcting some unsustainable habits little by little, day by day. 

Not everything is going to work for everyone, and that’s ok. We’ve compiled a list of ideas for you to browse – so feel free to pick some to do during the coming week and beyond! 

  1. Walk or bike instead of drive
  2. Go zero-waste for one day
  3. Skip the long bath time
  4. Hold back on bulk buying packs of plastic water bottles
  5. Think twice before placing that Amazon order 
  6. Bring reusable bags when you go grocery shopping (if safety restrictions allow) 
  7. Plant something! 
  8. Properly recycle your trash (see our NIKU Recycling Guide
  9. Shop second hand rather than brand new
  10. Invest in some metal straws! 
  11. Buy local groceries
  12. Unplug appliances you aren’t using 
  13. Turn the faucet off while brushing your teeth
  14. Invest in some bamboo alternatives to plastic
  15. Swap out your paper towels for a nice selection of cloth towels 
  16. Take the stairs
  17. Collect rainwater for your plants 
  18. Cook using seasonal produce
  19. Switch to energy-efficient light bulbs at home
  20. Cancel irrelevant mailing catalogs you’re subscribed to 
  21. Switch all your billing to digital
  22. Bring a plant home! 
  23. Invest in an e-book reader 
  24. Start a garden
  25. Compost food waste (save your meat scraps for bone broth)
  26. Repurpose miscellaneous containers
  27. Make your own cleaning products (white vinegar + baking soda!)
  28. Help clean up a nearby beach
  29. DIY a homemade bird feeder
  30. Turn off the lights and go outside to enjoy the weather!