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This year officially marks 50 years of Earth Day celebrations, stuck at home or not, let’s stay rooted in what matters.

Here are 5 ways to stay rooted in Mother Nature this year:

1. Digital detox day

We’re all constantly connected to our electronics. The best way to stop and enjoy nature is by trading a day of screen time for a walk around the neighborhood or relaxing out on the porch.

2. Create your own green space or mini garden

It has never been easier (or more fun) to plant some low maintenance succulents or grow your own veggies. Plus, developing your green thumb can save you money and even reduce food waste. Something as simple as an herb garden on your windowsill is a great start.

3. Invest in eco-friendly clothing

We know apparel can be a dirty industry and we can all do our part to improve it. When you shop, look out for recycled fabrics and natural fibers like hemp or organic cotton. You can also save energy by rinsing clothes on cold water and air drying.

4. Reduce everyday paper and plastic use

Think about small ways to cut out extra paper or plastic. For example, ask to skip on plastic utensils for takeout, change your bills to paperless, or trade out your single use sandwich baggies for reusable ones.

5. Read a classic

It’s the perfect time to read that book you’ve been meaning to get to. Get inspired by some of our favorites about the great outdoors:

A Sand County Almanac: And Sketches Here and There. Originally published in 1949 by Aldo Leopold, this classic describes conservation, ecology, and man’s relationship to land far ahead of its time.
 
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. A wildly popular book by Cheryl Strayed that captures the solo journey of a woman hiking the Pacific Coast Trail.
 
The Overstory. A 2018 novel by Richard Powers about nine Americans who are brought together to save forest destruction based on their unique experiences with trees.
 
Essential Muir: A Selection of John Muir’s Best Writings. It captures Muir’s wide breadth of experience in a short, 130-page read edited by Fred D. White.
 
Silent Spring. Rachel Carson’s 1962 book that many say launched the environmental movement.