Do you enjoy breathing pure air and drinking clean water? Us too! If you don’t like living in a toxic wasteland, maybe it’s a bit overdue to show Mother Earth some love. 
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Show Your Support for Earth Day

Peyton Decker

Do you enjoy breathing pure air and drinking clean water? Us too! If you don’t like living in a toxic wasteland, maybe it’s a bit overdue to show Mother Earth some love. 

Before telling yourself, “my participation won’t make a difference,” it is crucial to understand that humanity is directly affected by this. Without a sustainable world to live in, humans will inevitably go extinct long before the planet has perished (or you can move to Mars😉). Back in 2014, scientists predicted the earth to last over seven billion more years, but as of 2022, the Earth is predicted to last less than one billion years. How did we lose over six billion years of life expectancy in eight years? Scientists have concluded that we are taking unconstrained amounts of resources from the Earth’s structure and doing nothing to countervail the damage. Although some of the damage is considered to be irreversible, making a difference starts with you. It’s time to do your part! Kosmik Brands is ready to help you explore dope ways you can live a sustainable life that supports our Earth and the environment we live in.

Ways You Can Participate in Oklahoma

Take a stand and fight for a great cause! If you live in Oklahoma, we encourage you to participate in community events that will preserve the beauty of our state. There are numerous events occurring in Oklahoma for Earth Day, but here’s a list of five that everyone is bound to love.

  1. Earth Day Clean up at Oklahoma State Parks
    On Saturday, April 22nd, Oklahoma State Parks by TravelOK is inviting you to reconnect with nature and help clean up trash around our state-owned lakes and parks. This event takes place from 9:30am to 12pm in numerous locations including Beavers Bend, Bernice Area, Lake Murray, Quartz Mountain, Robbers Cave, Roman Nose, Salt Plains, Sequoyah, Lake Tenkiller, and Lake Thunderbird.
  2. Tulsa Earth Day Celebration in Tulsa Arts District
    Attend Oklahoma’s most ambitious Earth Day Celebration at the Guthrie Green community park in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Join local environmentalists and activists in interactive activities, educational booths, art and music, and delicious cuisines. This event starts on Friday, April 21st, 2023, and ends on Sunday, April 23rd, 2023.
  3. Earth Day Fest at Scissortail Park
    Show your support for the environment at an event occurring on Saturday, April 22nd from 9am to 1pm at the Oklahoma City Farmer’s Market called Earth Day Fest. The event will be at Scissortail Park on the Love’s Travel Stops Great Lawn in Oklahoma City. It is sponsored by local vendors and will contain educational activities for all ages to enjoy.
  4. Earth Day Walkups at Myriad Botanical Gardens
    Take on your role as an investor of the Earth’s future by participating in activities across the Children’s Garden and Porch at the Myriad Botanical Gardens in Downtown Oklahoma City. From 10am to 12pm, you’re invited to participate in the walk-up event and discover ways you can implement the three Rs into your daily life.
  5. Earth Day Earth Kind by Friends of Will Rogers Gardens Foundation
    Celebrate Earth Day through participating in an educational workshop at the Will Rogers Garden. In this class, you will learn everything there is to know about organic agriculture and sustaining a green life. Led by field experts and educators, this workshop will be taught by Joshua Campbell, Urban Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, and Julia Laughlin, Horticulture Educator.

Celebrating Earth Day at Home

If you don’t live in Oklahoma or have plans on Saturday, April 22nd, 2023, you can always celebrate at home. There is an abundant number of activities you could do to show your support, but here’s a list of five ideas you might enjoy.

  1. Planting Flowers
    To show your appreciation for Mother Earth, travel to a nearby Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot, or your favorite local shop and purchase flowers to plant in your yard. By planting your own flowers, you are directly benefitting the ecosystems that live in your own environment. Not only do flowers provide food for bugs and insects, but they are responsible for absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and converting it into oxygen for you to breathe.
  2. Picking up Trash Around Your Community
    Become a leader in your own community by grabbing a trash picker, a recycle-friendly trash bag, and going for a walk around your neighborhood. Every time you see a piece of trash, pick it up, and put it in your bag. This is an easy and fun way to benefit the environment within your own community. If you wanted to take it a step further, you could initiate a monthly neighborhood clean-up with all your neighbors and friends.
  3. Creating a Compost
    Building your own compost is one of the easiest ways to combat the impacts of global pollution inside your own neighborhood. You can use any recyclable material to create the box for your compost, but it is important to ensure that it has a lid. Once you have a good compost box, start throwing food scraps and any type of organic material into it. Watch the magic happen and upcycle composted materials for landscaping and gardening.
  4. Building a Bird Feeder
    Collect recycled materials to assemble your own bird feeder for birds and other small animals living in your yard. Make sure to load up your bird feeder with plenty of seeds and nutrients. When birds eat seeds, they do not metabolize them completely. Therefore, birds have the ability to help plants spread to new places and grow new ecosystems.
  5. Donating to Eco-Friendly Charities
    Make a difference by donating to local and national eco-friendly charities. Before you turn your nose up to it, there are several different ways you can donate besides giving away your money. You can donate your time and expertise! Many charities are non-profit 501C organizations that don’t employ many people, so any additional help is greatly appreciated. 

Ways You Can Reduce Your Carbon Footprint Every Day

  1. Reduce energy usage in your home and workplace by getting solar panels. 
  2. Promote energy efficiency by insulating every area of your home, including attic spaces.  
  3. Start carpooling with friends, family, and neighbors or walk to places close by rather than driving or riding anything automatic.
  4. Recycle and upcycle materials made of paper, plastic, glass, metal, and food scraps. 
  5. Eating from organic, local food sources that don’t have a large carbon footprint and fewer animal by-products.
  6. Refuse to use single-use plastic utensils like spoons, forks, straws, bowls, plates, cups, etc. 
  7. Use compost material and manure as fertilizer to plant new produce, flowers, and trees.
  8. Plant a garden outside of your home and fill it with fruit and vegetable seeds.
  9. Repurchase clothing materials and shoes from thrift stores and resell stores.
  10. Use electronic files or digital options rather than using paper. 

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Peyton Decker  
Kosmik Brands  
Head of Communications