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April Cause: Environment

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April: the month that brings us Earth Day AND May flowers. To honor both, we’re focusing on environmental awareness and the multiple ways you can lend a helping hand. You don’t have to be the Lorax to speak for the trees—join us and check out what to read, watch, do, give and buy this month.

READ: Looking to curl up with a good book this month? Try these: This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein, Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan, Replenishing the Earth by Wangari Maathai, Slow Food Nation by Carlo Petrini, The Lorax by Dr. Seuss (one of our personal favorites), Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappe, Stuffed and Starved by Raj Patel.

WATCH: If you’re feeling a movie marathon during those April showers, tune into any (or all) of these choices. Earth: A New Wild, Food Inc., An Inconvenient Truth, Forks over Knives, Before the Flood, BBC Planet Earth (I and II), Dirt! The Movie, Urban Fruit, Crude, The Garden Movie, Watermark, Flow, Bag It and Bill Nye Save the World (will be released April 21). Many are currently available to stream online from Netflix and Amazon Prime.

DO: Recycle, set up your own home compost, reuse bags you already have when shopping, and participate in your local March for Science or other Earth Day events. You can find regional and virtual ways to volunteer, too!

GIVE: Check out some of the incredible causes we’ve worked with that support the environment: The Sierra Club Foundation, 350.org, Project 0, Oceana, Conservation International, WSL Pure and Water.org. What are your favorite Earth-friendly organizations?

BUY: Spend while giving back by buying reusable or more ecological versions of plastic counterparts like Kleen Kanteen, Brush with Bamboo, Clean Planetware and organic produce from local farms. We might be a little biased, but we have an out-of-this-world Omaze t-shirt with Bill Nye that supports The Planetary Society, too.

Did we miss your favorite thing to read, watch, do, give and buy to support the environment? Share it with us in the comments.

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