How to Celebrate Earth Day this year
If you’re looking for safe and effective ways to help out Planet Earth this week, our friends at Parade have compiled a list of 15 fun ways for the entire family! Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd this year, and more than ever people around the globe want to do their part to contribute. But where to start? Here are our top 5 suggestions based on what appeals to you.
- For the entire family: Pick up Litter– Help clean up the planet this Earth Day by spending time picking up litter around your neighborhood, school or local park. Better yet, encourage your friends to pick their own areas to clean so you can spread the Earth Day goodness around.
- For the modern-day social media guy/gal: Make a call to action to share on social media-Get your environmentally-conscious message out there and show your support for Earth Day 2020 by posting an educational video on your social media feed. Give your friends an #EarthDayChallenge to try, like picking up 15 pieces of litter, or simply share a few facts about global warming or rainforest preservation to help spread awareness.
- For the teacher in the classroom or at home: Plan your own Earth Day science experiment– This Earth Day, try out a cool science experiment to show how different disasters can affect our planet. For example, pour oil into a tub of water to see how difficult it is to clean up and why it’s so important that we keep oil spills from ruining our planet’s oceans.
- For the handyman/woman- Build a bird house or bird feeder– Share your home with all of the Earth’s creatures by building a birdhouse or bird feeder out of recycled materials, such as an old cardboard box or milk jug, to help out your local avian population.
- For the activist- Petition local governments to start community gardens-Starting a community garden is a fantastic way to bring people together and help feed under-served communities. If you’re still practicing social distancing and can’t go door-to-door looking for signatures just yet, you can till get the paperwork going by researching how to petition your local government to carve out a plot of land for this specific purpose!
To read the full list of ideas, check out the article HERE.