Happy April! So many egg-citing things are happening this month! It is Autism Awareness month and on April 2, don’t forget to wear BLUE! Bringing awareness to autism will one day help us find the missing puzzle piece! April is also a very exciting month for me since it’s Earth Month! That falls in line with my personal platform: Save the World! Earth Day is always held on April 22 and first started in 1970. Each year there is a specific theme and this year it is “Invest in Our Planet.”
The earthday.org site has this message to share with everyone:
“This is the moment to change it all — the business climate, the political climate, and how we take action on climate. Now is the time for the unstoppable courage to preserve and protect our health, our families, our livelihoods… together, we must Invest In Our Planet.
Because a green future is a prosperous future.
We need to act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably). It’s going to take all of us. All in. Businesses, governments, and citizens — everyone accounted for, and everyone accountable. A partnership for the planet.
And while there is still time to solve the climate crisis, time to choose BOTH a prosperous and sustainable future and time to restore nature and build a healthy planet for our children and their children, time is short.”
So how can you help celebrate our planet this month? Here are some great ideas to get you started and then let your imagination run wild!
- Refuse single-use plastics (water bottles, soda bottles, plastic bags, etc) and make the switch to reusable items! Saves you money in the long run and a huge step in the right direction for our planet!
- Plant flowers, shrubs, trees, hang hummingbird feeders, and anything else you can put around your home to help our pollinators! That even means don’t cut your grass because those little wildflowers that grow in your yard, and the parks, along the side of the road, are all great food sources for the bees and other pollinators. I bet you didn’t realize hummingbirds and bats are also considered pollinators. Be kind to the bats and hang up those feeders for the birds!
- Pick up any and all trash you see lying around anywhere! This not only beautifies your community it also prevents dangerous situations for wildlife.
- Break down that cardboard and recycle it! You can also recycle newspapers, junk mail, and office paper. Of course, you can also recycle glass, which is infinitely recyclable, and aluminum cans, which are the most recycled and recyclable items out there! BUT, just an FYI, if you get cans with those plastic rings, make sure you cut those rings up so they don’t get caught around an animal’s neck, leg, or wing.
- You can even do simple things around your home or office like remembering to turn off the lights when you leave a room; hang-dry your clothes instead of running the dryer; take short showers instead of baths; switch all your light bulbs to LED; and remember to unplug unused appliances.
- Put plants around your home, office, or apartment so they purify your air, change the mood in the room, and give aesthetic appeal!
- Grow a garden in your backyard or shop from local farmer’s markets. Remember to bring your reusable shopping bag!
There are so many fun projects to do during Earth month so that you not only have fun, but also learn how you can become a superhero and #savetheworld! Small changes lead to big impacts!
As I mentioned in my previous blog, March was busy with UNM Forum in Atlanta. I traveled 8 hours to ATL only to wake up the next morning to snow flurries! Crazy! After a great weekend of practice pageant, info day, and then more travel …. I headed to Nashville for coaching with my TN girls! I even got to spend a night in a fancy mansion-castle! But then, I had to get back to reality and traveled back home for a brief moment before I headed to Dallas. I was a guest speaker at RIM Bootcamp on How to Survive Social Media. We had so much fun taking selfies, posting, and learning how to get creative with posts, do’s & don’t’s, and so much more! Then to wrap up the month, we celebrated my husband’s 40th birthday! We had 4 days of events, dinners, cake, presents, more dinners, and a whole lot of fun!
Now as my reign is coming to an end soon, I was considering how much fun I had this year and how lucky the next queen will be to rep this title across the country! All in all, I visited 9 states, volunteered nearly 1,000, and traveled 39,462 miles with my title, and I still have a few weeks left!
In closing, one final amazing event happens this month: Easter. For everyone who celebrates this beautiful holiday, I wish you all a very happy and wonderful holiday with your family, friends, and loved ones. May God bless you all!
Thanks for reading!
– Erin Husbands, 2022 Mrs. American Coronet
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