Earth Day 2023
In honor of Earth Day, we wanted to share with you more about the holiday as well as ways you can make an impact. Earth Day is an annual celebration held on April 22nd of every year to support environmental protection. This year marks the 53rd anniversary of the holiday. Every year billions of people and over 190 countries come together to take greener actions to sustain our planet for years to come.
Earth Day 2023 Theme: Invest in Our Planet
This year’s theme highlights the importance of dedicating our time, resources, and energy to solving the climate crisis.
10 Ways to Participate in Earth Day
1. Plant a pollinator garden
- Native plants give hummingbirds, bees, and other pollinators the best source of nutrition
- Native plants prevent weed growth
- Native plants require less water and care than those from different geological regions
- More pollinators mean more fruits and vegetables
- Pollinator-friendly plants:
2. Reduce plastic consumption
- Instead of using plastic water bottles use a reusable one
- Use reusable bags for snacks
- Say no to the straw at restaurants or coffee shops
3. Clean up garbage in your neighborhood, local park, or outside the workplace
- This is also a great way to get friends and children involved
4. Invest in green household cleaners
5. Conserve water
- Turning off the water while you brush your teeth
- Use a dishwasher when you can as they are more efficient than we can be washing dishes by hand
6. Plant a Tree
- Can’t plant a tree? As little as a $1 donation to The Canopy Project can plant a tree for you.
- The Canopy Project improves our shared environment by planting trees across the globe. Since 2010, EARTHDAY.ORG™ has planted tens of millions of trees with The Canopy Project, working worldwide to strengthen communities.
7. Switch to reusable shopping bags!
- You can sport a Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy reusable bag following graduation from physical therapy
8. Turn off lights when not in use
9. Advocate for change
10. Donate or purchase items from environmentally friendly organizations and businesses.
At Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy, we are taking steps to minimize waste including:
- Recycling bins in most clinics
- Composting bins in some clinics
- Lamination of patient forms to scan, clean, and reuse
- Recycling printer ink, shredded paper, and Kcups
- Choosing recycled-material packaging when ordering online