Hey you, how’s today going so far? I had a garbage sleep and now am over caffeinated and channeling my inner hummingbird.
Anyway, happy Earth Day! It’s wonderful to celebrate the planet on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and perhaps now during… a pandemic after months of wildfires, locust swarms, and a never ending cycle of extreme weather, we’re able to take the time to consider what steps we can take, small and large, to help ease climate change.
So here’s a few things to check out today while you stay home for the greater good, and thank you for doing that!
Watch a nature doc
Netflix is your oyster for these, but if you want even more help with picking the right one, Lifehacker comes to the rescue with this list. I feel like it wouldn’t be Earth Day without the dulcet tones of Sir David Attenborough narrating Our Planet.
Speaking of documentary narration, somehow Benedict Cumberbatch doesn’t know how to say “penguins” and how they kept that in the BBC doc Strange Islands is beyond me. Check out the story and clip above, it brings joy, folks!
Try out some meatless recipes
Guess how much water it takes to produce one pound of beef? GUESS!
1,800 gallons. Yep. Plus an epic amount of greenhouse gases coming from everything from feed to transportation to cow farts. I’m not kidding, here’s a whole article about cow farts and methane production!
A simple way to help out is to eat more meatless meals. Here’s 50 recipes, take your pick.
What’s that? You want some great advice on living well from Walt Whitman? Turns out I just happen to have some for ya.
He’s been called the poet laureate of nature, and Walt Whitman’s words on living a full life are, also, as per Brainpicker “part sermon, part commencement address” and might I add, something I’ve had hanging on my fridge for 15 years. Read it for yourself here.
I finally found something on WebMD that doesn’t end with death! The Health Benefits of Houseplants!
If you don’t have a green thumb, and want something proven to boost your mood and help purify the air in your place, here’s a list of low maintenance houseplants for you.
That’s it for today, I hope you’re taking care and feeling well, and still laughing about Benedict Cumberbatch’s pengwings.
If you want to check out some more suggestions, check out past editions of Indoor Recess: