I have always loved animals, nature, and being outside.
Being a photographer, I get to incorporate that passion into a vast majority of our sessions. Turns out I'm not the only one who likes to be outside!
Since I started helping people treasure their lives through photography, I've realized a lot of those moments take place in the great outdoors. The people I have met along the way have brought me to parks, trails, and favorite vacation spots I hadn’t seen before. I often return to them after the session, to explore with my husband and dogs.
I am so incredibly grateful for these opportunities. I get to work under the clouds and trees. I get to see kids enjoying the paths and ponds, mud and bugs all around us.
So it's natural to me to want to protect what I love, and where I work.
I'd like to invite you, this Earth Day and every day, to think about your impact on our planet. Are you helping it or are you hurting it?
If you'd like a place to start, check out some of the small steps below. It wasn't all at once, but I have been building toward a more sustainable life one step at a time. Individually, perhaps is no big deal. But all together, it adds up.
- Growing your own vegetables (our grocery bill appreciates this!)
- Water your garden with rain water collected by a rain barrel
- Start composting (Pretty darn easy, ask me for tips if you’re wondering!)
- Join the NRDC, The Sierra Club, The Arbor Day Foundation, or another nature oriented cause (free address labels, if nothing else 😜)
- Become a member of Eco System Restoration Camps (I find this start up lends me optimism when I feel despair)
- Attend local events, such as those by the Rochester People's Climate Coalition
- Reduce the amount of beef consumption and add more vegetarian meals to your menu (we’re certainly not vegan, but it’s something)
- Reduce your use of cleaning solutions where soap and water will do (we're partial to Norwex for cleaning with just water).
Need some encouragement? Have questions? Leave a comment. I would be honored to be your support system along the way!
Have a great tip to share? Let us see it in the comments!
We’d love to hear what you do in your home or community to make the earth a little greener. We’re all in this together.