Earth Day is Today! Here’s 8 Ways You Can Celebrate, Reuse, & Save Money

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Happy Earth Day! 🌍

Learn new ways to be eco-friendly and gain a new appreciation for our Earth! Here are our top tips for Earth Day 2022 to celebrate, reuse, and save money.

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One day isn’t nearly enough to celebrate Mother Earth and all she has to offer each of us. No matter where you live, Earth Day is a day to find a new appreciation and open yourself to becoming more eco-friendly.

We’re sharing some of our all-time favorites and most popular tips in honor of Earth Day so we can help you save money and the planet – all at once.

Here are the top things you can do to celebrate Earth Day in 2022:

1. Invest in a reusable water bottle to save on plastic.

man holding up blue ozark trail water bottle in store

Did you know that bottled water is ranked the #1 U.S. beverage by volume sold? According to the Container Recycling Institute“more than 60 million plastic bottles end up in landfills and incinerators every day – a total of about 22 billion last year.” 😳

That makes switching to a reusable water bottle a no-brainer!

woman drinking out of white hydroflask water bottle for earth day

Luckily, I personally tested and rated 5 of the most popular water bottles after using them all for over a year! So if you’re in the market this Earth Day, make sure to first check out which one will best suit your needs. I even included a highly-rated option for kids! 👍

2. Help save the oceans by using our favorite reusable straws.

hand holding pile of dirty straw at beach earth day awareness

Approximately 500 million plastic straws are used each day in America alone. It’s also been calculated that by 2050 there will be more weight in straws than fish in the oceans. 😱 It’s no wonder why many larger companies are made the switch to a no straw policy.

Straws are extremely harmful and even fatal to marine life due to getting stuck or ingested. Even worse, research from the National Library of Medicine found traces of plastic in sea salt, 94% of tap water, and shellfish. 🙁

If you’re looking to stop using plastic straws, we shared our favorite reusable straws to use, which ones to stay away from, and even shared more information on the damage plastic straws are doing. Make the switch now!

Want to help the oceans and marine life beyond Earth Day?

close up of persons hand wearing a gray and plastic bubble bracelet on wrist for earth day

I love these 4ocean bracelets because each purchase cleans up one pound of trash in the water. Plus, you can choose specific colors that represent your favorite animals from sea turtles to dolphins.

4ocean even offers a Clean Ocean Club Subscription where you can score their latest limited edition bracelet every month. This also means you’ll also be contributing to a cleaner ocean even more. On top of that, you’ll earn rewards, get the latest news, and exclusive discounts.

3. Turn your trash into total treasure with our hacks this Earth Day.

burnt down bath & body works candle

One thing our Earth hates is trash and there are actually many ways to repurpose it too. The reality is, that you don’t have to contribute to the overwhelming amounts of garbage in landfills.

Instead, check out my Hip sidekick Lina’s genius trash hacks you can do at home. From old candles, medicine bottles, unused shoe boxes, and so much more you can transform so many pieces this Earth Day!

4. You can ditch plastic wrap forever with these food wraps.

various bowls on counter with bees wraps on top

Bee’s Wraps are naturally antimicrobial, made from GOTS-certified organic cotton, sustainably sourced beeswax, organic jojoba oil, and tree resin. All of the ingredients combined create a malleable and easy-to-use food wrap that can be used over and over again. Perfect for packing lunches or storing leftovers! 🙌

After trying these reusable Bees Wraps I was sold. Plus, I knew I was making a significant difference for our planet on Earth Day and every other day during the year.

Read my full beeswax food wraps review if you’d like to learn more!

5. Stasher bags are a great alternative to using plastic too.

woman holding up various sizes of clear reusable bags with food inside

The number of plastic sandwich baggies I was frivolously using occurred to me when all 3 of my kiddos were in school. Every day, I was using at least 3 baggies per lunch! 😱 That’s 45 sandwich bags in just one week – never mind the random bags I was using for other things when it was convenient.

That’s about 4 boxes of these Ziploc sandwich bags per month! If I stayed on that track, I was projected to spend about $172.32 or more just on baggies that had a lifespan of fewer than 24 hours. 😳

hand holding stasher bag in dishwasher rack

Stasher bags are endlessly versatile, dishwasher safe, durable (I’ve had mine for going on two years!), and can even be used for cooking! If you’ve been hesitating to give them a try, check out my full review on Stasher bags.

Score 25% OFF sitewide at Stasher for Earth Day!

Plus, score free shipping on orders of $40 or more!

6. Save the planet & $38K with our other recommended household swaps that go beyond Earth Day.

woman holding swedish dish cloths

You’ve hit the mother-load of all Earth Day posts! From better ways to brew your coffee to how to clean your dishes and so much more. I broke down the best household swaps to make in your home ASAP. Plus, they will save you tons of cash over your lifetime if you can stick to them all. 👏🏻

For example, with the more eco-friendly solutions I came up with, you and your family could potentially save $38,000+ over the next 10 years! Honestly, the stats and numbers I shared will truly shock you!

7. Earth Day is a great day to choose to make better choices when it comes to cleaning too. 

hand holding a clear white silicone bottle with shower label on it

Your home should be a safe place and not just on Earth Day. That’s why you should make the switch to cleaner and more eco-friendly cleaning products if you haven’t already.

When you make more conscious choices, it will ultimately be better for you, your family, and the planet. From effective toilet cleaners to game-changing laundry detergent safely clean your home with our top recommended natural cleaning products! Even better, we included a DIY version for every single one! 🙌🏻

8. Celebrate Earth Day and have 5 trees planted for under $10. 

woman holding baby tree in forest

At Arbor Day Foundation, you can honor all your loved ones with the gift of trees. For a mere $2 a tree you can plant trees in a National Forest of your choice. You’ll receive a customized certificate which would even make a great gift idea if you’re celebrating a special occasion or loved one!

Keep in mind there’s a 5 tree minimum order and each tree is $2 each making your Earth Day splurge as little as $10! Even better, shipping is free and we have a promo code to make this Earth Day idea even more affordable.

Get 15% OFF at Arbor Day Foundation!

Use code VERIZON15 at checkout

You’re going to love these deals we posted today!

About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger and photographer with 8+ years of experience having work featured in various building, travel, and fashion publications, most notably Bassett Furniture and Fossil.

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Comments 10

  1. nldaadmin

    Thanks, Collin, for all the great reminders! I appreciate H2S every day in so many ways!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Aww, You’re SO very welcome! Thank you for stopping by each day! We sure are grateful for YOU! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•

  2. cbakerd3

    Great tips, thanks!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re so welcome!

  3. Angela

    4Ocean is doing buy one bracelet get one 50% off today for EarthDay too!!!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks, Angela! We’ll check it out!

  4. Amber (Hip Sidekick)

    Oh wow! Thanks so much for letting us know what you found, Candy M! Great deal!

  5. Patricia Lavenz

    I decided in honor of earth day we would stop buying water bottles. I have donated all ours. We have 2 each and that is more than enough. We hardly ever use them as we use glasses at home or coffee cups. We even use our coffee cups in the car as they fit perfectly in the cup holders. We have used our water bottles when we travel though.

  6. Crystal Burks

    These are great and helpful tips. Thanks!

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