Happy Earth Day! | Celebrate with Beachly
Aloha, sun-seeker and happy Earth Day! If you know us, you know much we love Mother Earth and all that she offers us. From the oceans, the desserts, mountains, and beyond, there is so much to appreciate about the blue speck that we are lucky enough to call home.
Today, we want to dive into ways that you have helped us restore coastal ecosystems through our partnership with SeaTrees and also offer you some simple ways that you can help conserve the lovely planet that we get to call home. What do you say? Let's dive in!
Psst! If you're a Beachly member, you can shop the member market and any order over $100 gets a free set of reusable straws!
Beachly x SeaTrees
SeaTrees is a global non-profit working to regenerate coastal ecosystems, increase biodiversity, and create jobs in sustainable communities. On Earth Day this year, SeaTrees announced their first major milestone - the 1 Million SeaTrees planted + protected project! This project includes 125,000 square feet of kelp restoration in California. To date, there have been 2,210,445 SeaTrees planted to help restore the ocean's ecosystems!
SeaTrees believes the ocean has superpowers and we can work with it to reverse climate change. In our partnership with SeaTrees, we're going to wipe out carbon footprints, restore kelp forests, and continue growing the ocean's forests one Beachly box at a time.
Beachly x SeaTrees: The Ho'oawaiwai Watershed Project
If you've been a part of Beachly for a while, you most likely know that we transitioned our focuses this year to a new project. We have now allocated our donations to the Ho'oawaiwai Watershed Project where we will he helping restore and regenerate critical coastal watershed systems that have been deeply neglected over the years and are now impacting the island's ecosystems!
To restore this area of the island, the team over at SeaTrees have adopted a new tactic which combines both the practices of regenerative farming and watershed restoration, using native Hawaiian “SeaTrees” like Ulu, Milo and other “voyaging” plants to rebuild soil health and protect the coral reefs, that lie just beyond the project site at the family-friendly Launiupoko Beach Park.
Easy Practices to Help our Earth
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
The three R's are a classic way to help conserve the earth. By reducing the amount of waste that you produce, reusing items whenever possible, and recycling materials that can be reused, you can help to reduce the amount of trash that ends up in landfills and pollutes the environment. Simple actions like using reusable water bottles and shopping bags, composting food waste, and recycling paper, plastic, and glass can make a big difference.
My favorite, and easy way, to help out is always keeping 2-3 reusable bags in my car! You never know when you need to make a quick grocery or target trip, but having those bags handy can easily reduce the amount of plastic bags being used.
Energy consumption is a major contributor to climate change, so conserving energy is one of the most important things that you can do to help the earth. There are many simple steps that you can take to save energy, such as turning off lights and electronics when they are not in use, and using energy-efficient appliances and light bulbs. If you can, you can even reduce your carbon footprint by choosing to walk, bike, or take public transportation instead of driving a car! Let's get our steps in, Beachly Tribe!
Support Sustainable Practices
Finally, you can make a difference by supporting sustainable practices in your community. This might include choosing to buy locally grown produce or products made from sustainable materials, and supporting businesses that prioritize eco-friendly practices. Fast fashion is a huge role in over-consumption and therefore, clothes that go out of trend and are wasted. Instead, try a clothing swap with friends or choose to shop for staple pieces that will lost longer than fast-fashion chains!
What do you say? Let's do our part in helping Mother Earth! Earth Day is an opportunity to reflect on the impact that our actions have on the planet and to take steps to help conserve the earth. By reducing, reusing, and recycling, saving energy, and supporting sustainable practices, you can make a difference in your own life and in your community. Remember, small actions can add up to big changes, and every action counts when it comes to preserving the earth for future generations.
As a part of Beachly, I can only assume you love our oceans, this is my challenge to you to pick up some pieces of trash next time you're out on a stroll. Every little bit counts and can make a huge impact!