Earth Month Activities: 5 Meaningful Ideas to Celebrate at Home


Welcome to April—Earth Month in 2024—a time when we come together to celebrate our planet and take actions that make a positive impact on the environment. In this blog, we are excited to share five meaningful Earth Month activities to celebrate at home.

1. Recycle old items

The U.S. produces 268 million tons of waste—140 million going into landfills each year. One effective way to limit this and save our planet is to recycle or reuse items. This activity will celebrate Earth Month while having a positive impact on the environment.


Celebrating Earth Month with recycling your old items (Source: byrdhouse & Easy Peasy Creative Ideas)

To recycle or reuse effectively at home, start by evaluating items that can be repurposed. For example, wicker baskets can find new life as stylish planters, adding a touch of greenery to your living space. Additionally, consider recycling unused items like paper by transforming them into unique decorations through origami or papercraft. 


Storage wicker baskets is reused as planter

2. Incorporate more nature-inspired elements

Planting trees is one of our favorite Earth Month activities. Greenery in homes can improve air quality as they act as natural filters, absorbing pollutants and releasing fresh oxygen. 


Plant more greener as one of simple Earth Month activities (Source: Pexels)

Consider planting a tree in unexpected places like your bedroom, porch, or even your bathroom, adding a touch of nature to every corner of your living space. 

Besides, you can also enhance spaces during Earth Month with nature-inspired elements like wicker wall decor or decorative baskets. This will add a touch of eco-friendly style but also promote sustainable and responsible decorating choices. If you’re looking for some handcrafted wicker pieces, explore our handicrafts offering below. 


Diverse and unique offerings of Artera Home’s handicrafts

3. Embrace eco-friendly cooking

If you're a food lover and want to express your Earth Month spirit, try eco-friendly cooking during this time. 

Consider plant-based recipes like a hearty lentil and vegetable stew or a vibrant salad with seasonal produce. Opt for sustainable ingredients such as organic fruits and vegetables, locally sourced ingredients, fair-trade spices, and plant-based proteins like tofu or tempeh. 


A hearty salad with eco friendly ingredients (Source: Canva)

Another aspect of eco-friendly cooking is embracing nose-to-tail cooking or root-to-stem cooking. This is where all edible parts of ingredients are utilized, and can also help maximize the use of resources while avoiding food waste. 

4. Take part in energy and water saving

Earth Month activities are not only about planting trees or reducing waste but also about taking small actions to save water or energy. Set goals to reduce electricity usage, unplug unused electronics, switch to energy-efficient light bulbs, and maximize natural light during the day. 


Turning off lights as one of Earth Month activities (Source: Istock)

Similarly, by practicing water-saving habits like taking shorter showers, fixing leaks promptly, and using water-efficient appliances. 

5. Create a sustainable cleaning routine

We clean our homes every day, and it’s time to take it to the next level with sustainable cleaning actions during Earth Month and later on. Adopt eco-friendly cleaning practices by using natural storage baskets, or non-toxic cleaning products. Make your cleaning solutions using ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, and lemon, reducing the use of harmful chemicals.


Eco-friendly cleaning with baking soda and organize with wicker baskets

Those mentioned Earth Month activities serve as a powerful reminder of our responsibility to protect and preserve our planet. Artera Home is dedicated to providing you with handcrafted wicker products that align with your eco-friendly values. Let's actively celebrate Earth Month, adopt sustainable lifestyles, and support ethical brands like us to contribute to a greener future.