Looking for ways to celebrate Earth Day this year? We’ve got 5 different ideas that offer at least one option for everyone. Let us know which ones you’ll be using to honor our Earth!
Did you known that each year Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection? It was started in 1970 after a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California and is now celebrated in more than 193 countries.
Here are 5 ideas to Celebrate Earth Day:
- Make a switch. Pick something in your house that’s plastic: your toothbrush, shampoo bottle, sandwich bags, and make a switch. You can be as ambitious as you like, or start simple. Every choice matters and it all means a little less plastic in the world.
- Environmental Craft: Reusable snack/sandwich bags. This is a great way to reduce plastic in your life. Plaine Products co-founder, Ali Webster, made some for me and I love them. As crafts go it’s relatively easy. All you need is a sewing machine (or a friend with a sewing machine), some fabric, and velcro. Reusable bags are a great plastic replacement. I use them for lunch boxes and when we need a snack on the go. Just google DIY reusable snack or sandwich bags and get sewing!
- Go to an Earth Day event. Throughout the weekend all sorts of events will be going on to celebrate Earth Day. Clean ups, fairs, educational events, and more. Check out your options in your area and head out. You’ll learn a lot about your local environment and groups that are working to help protect it. Ask your kids if their school is celebrating Earth Day.
- Get outside. No Earth Day events in your area? Then spend some time outside this weekend enjoying this incredible planet we call home. While you’re playing in a park, having a picnic or just taking a walk you can pick up any litter you see. By disposing of it properly you’ll be protecting animals that may have eaten it or keeping it from washing down a storm drain and ending up in the ocean. That’s a great way to celebrate Earth Day.
- Support an environmental nonprofit. No time for crafts? No interest in being outside? Then take a moment and google some environmental nonprofits. There are lots of amazing ones out there, from the large ones like World Wildlife Fund, Sierra Club, and Environmental Defense Fund, to small ones in your backyard. They are working hard to get kids out in the environment, educating people about this amazing planet we live on, and protecting it. Pick one and make a donation!
We’d love to know how you’re celebrating Earth Day! If you post pictures tag us so we can share and inspire others!