February celebrates many things: Black History Month, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, to name just a few. But did you know that February is also Random Acts of Kindness Month?
During this month, some have chosen to help out in little ways that make a big impact. These might be at home, in your neighborhood, at your workplace, or for the environment. Here at NCLT, it is part of our mission to help our communities to understand and appreciate their natural environment and the importance of conservation. It is part of our hope that with education comes action. We believe that even small acts of kindness towards the environment will, in turn, benefit all.
We hope the following ideas will inspire you to spread some kindness during this month and into the future.
- When out for a walk/hike, bring a your own bag to collect trash and recyclable items.
- Make a homemade bird feeder for those feathered friends that stick around all winter. Easy Homemade Bird Feeders for Kids to Make (thesprucecrafts.com)
- Join the “Meatless Mondays” movement. Here are few ideas to get you started: Meatless Monday Ideas That Everyone Will Love
- Shorten your shower time. Cutting a minute from your daily shower can save between 547 and 2007 gallons of water per year!
- Invite a neighbor to join you for a walk. It’s easy to do this safely and comfortably in this socially distanced time.
- Start composting your food products. It’s easy and your spring garden will benefit. How To Start Composting
- Donate to your favorite charity. Many give at the end of a calendar year but organizations need support year round to keep up their important work. It is greatly appreciated!