Each year on April 22, the world comes together to celebrate Earth Day and do their part for our beautiful home.
Every act towards a cleaner and healthier planet counts, even those made by our four-legged best friends. If you’re looking for ways you can go green with your dogs this year, here are some simple yet effective Earth Day activities to try.
1. Visit a New Park
The best way to appreciate nature is to get out and enjoy it! Find a nearby park or beach and add it to your Earth Day itinerary. You can take a long walk, enjoy a picnic, embark on a hike, or bring your dog’s favorite toy for some playtime.
Not only will this extra time outside make you feel good, but your dog will be much happier and healthier for it.
2. Pick Up Trash During Your Walk
Have you noticed bits and pieces of litter along your normal walking route? Bring a trash bag next time you take your dog outside and pick it up. This is a great way to help clean the Earth while making your neighborhood look nicer.
3. Consider Switching to Compostable Poop Bags
Shopping for poop bags may not be the most glamorous part of being a dog parent, but it can be one of the most eco-friendly by opting for compostable sacks.
Compostable bags are usually made from plant starch and don’t contain plastic, so they’ll degrade much quicker. These compostable poop bags are some of the most favored among dog owners!
4. Donate to Your Local Animal Shelter
If you have old towels, bedding, or leashes lying around, don’t throw them away just yet! You can easily make recycling these items into one of the most rewarding Earth Day activities by donating them to your local animal shelter.
Most shelters are happy to receive gently-used household items. Give yours a call and find out what they need.
5. Delight Your Dog With Plant-Based Treats
Vegan dog treats not only satisfy your dog’s dietary needs with nutritious fruits and vegetables, but they also reduce your pet’s carbon pawprint by creating up to 90% fewer carbon emissions and up to 68% less water than comparable meat-based treats.
If you’re looking for sustainable treats with the flavors your dogs crave, check out our all-natural plant-based dog treats.
How Bright Planet Pet Celebrates Earth Day Every Day
Being in nature with our dogs is one of our favorite pastimes, and our goal is to create truly sustainable dog treats that will allow future generations and their dogs to enjoy the beauty of our planet for years to come.
That’s why we only use sustainable ingredients in our vegan dog treats without sacrificing the meaty flavors dogs love. We’re also working to reduce our carbon footprint by using recyclable packaging and transitioning into a store drop-off recyclable bag program.
Plus, for every bag of treats sold, we plant one tree through The Eden Reforestation Projects.
Help Us Save the Earth One Treat at a Time
We’re excited to have you with us on our journey towards creating a better and brighter planet. Stay up to date on what we’re doing in our kitchen and community or find ways you can help make a difference by following us on Instagram and Facebook!