9 Ways You Can Make a Difference On Earth Day

Here at Seed & Sprout, we think every day should be Earth Day, but we’re so happy to have one day of the year to act as a reminder of how special our home is and to inspire us to continue to make changes.


‘’It’s not a day - it’s a movement’’ 

This year the Earth Day theme is Planet Vs Plastic. The Earth Day crew are calling for a 60% reduction of single-use plastic by 2040.


As a consumer, voter and community member, our collective voices can make a huge difference. We can do it! Do you think you'd be able to reduce your plastic by 60%?

You can read more about how plastic affects our children in our Babies Vs Plastic blog which explains why the time is now to make change.

How To Avoid Sending Anything To Landfill

Can you try producing zero waste for one day? Arm yourself with your reusables and commit to actively thinking about what you use throughout the day.

Swedish Dishcloth

Turn off the lights when you leave the room

This is a super easy one! You're just one household but imagine the collective energy saving if we all did this!

Did you know your plugs sockets still use energy if they’re switched on but not in use? Turn off your chargers, TV, lamps and anything else at the wall when you can! Not only will you save energy, you’ll save money too.

How To Avoid Plastics

Can you go a whole day without buying anything in plastic? It’s a big ask but give yourself a challenge, you might be surprised at how easy you find it! Earth Day could be a great day to check out your local market or bulk store. Our Reusable Shopping Bags giving you every reason to shop plastic free in style. 

Reusable Grocery Shopping Bags

Try adding more plants to your diet

We all know that we should be eating more fruits and vegetables for our health, but did you know this can help the planet too? Eating a climate friendly diet doesn’t mean surviving on lettuce (thankfully!) or going entirely vegan. Why not try plant based meals once a week? Read more about Climatarian Diet and why it's great for the planet or try some of our easy plant based recipes on the blog. 

Be mindful of your water usage

Do you know how efficient your shower is? How much water do you think you use while taking a shower? There are some amazing water saving shower heads out there that can reduce your water usage significantly (think from 20L/minute to 5L/minute!) without impairing your shower experience. With the cost of living constantly rising, your wallet will thank you for this one too! 

Meal prep to reduce food waste

Do you find yourself throwing away a lot of food each week? Eek! That's money and a whole lot of carbon emissions! Our top tips;

  • Meal prep like a champ (our glass containers are ideal for this!)
  • Make a shopping list and only buy what you need.
  • Some herbs and vegetables will last much longer when stored in water (our Pantry Jars are perfect for this!)
  • Keep your bananas away from the rest of your fruit to prevent them from going off too fast!   
Glass Food Containers Seed & Sprout

Join An Earth Day Event Online Or Sign The Treaty.

There are Earth Day events going live online across the world; find a local one to you or join one in another country that interests you!

We believe one of the best ways to enact change is to educate ourselves on what the problems are and how we can help to solve them. Earth Day have started a Global Plastics Treaty and you can add your name to the list!

Take Part In A Clean Up

Over the years, we've taken part in local beach cleans in Byron Bay and it's a great way to meet new people, get outdoors and do our part to clean up plastic pollution. 

How To Start Composting!

Restoring Our Earth can literally start with composting! Put simply - composting saves food waste from landfill and returns precious nutrients back to our soils for future plants to use to grow. Add your banana peels and coffee grounds to our Compost Bin and then into your Green Organics Bin, your backyard compost, or a local community garden! 

Winning the fight against plastic starts and ends with us. We can’t do everything, but we can all do something. What would future you wish today you would have done?

Kitchen countertop compost Bin