Earth Day is coming up later in April and it is a great time to start considering how you can celebrate and do your part to save the planet! Here are some ideas that will help you to conserve energy, help clean up the planet, and live a greener life for yourself, your family, and for the future of mankind. Which will you choose?!
Skip Using a Car
You might consider skipping use of a car on Earth Day! If you have a prime location, you can skip using a car altogether by walking or biking anywhere that you need to go!
Plant a Bee Garden
Bees are incredibly important for our environment. Plant them a beautiful garden! Just make sure to ensure that you are not planting any invasive species for your region.
Create Botanical Drawings
Sitting and enjoying nature and art can be a refreshing way to celebrate the Earth!
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Paint a HydroFlask
Reusable hydroflasks are a fantastic alternative to using plastic water bottles. Decorate them!
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Make Recycling Bins
Recycling is probably the best thing that one can do for the planet right now!
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Plant a Vegetable Garden
If you haven’t planted a vegetable garden before, this tutorial has everything that you need to know!
Clean Up A Park
Get the family or a group together to go clean up a park for Earth Day!
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Go on a Hike
Get out in nature by going on a hike!
Make a Bird House
Help to create a home for a budding bird family! They are fun to watch and we have many options on our list all about building bird houses!
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Get Off Catalog Mailing Lists
Stop the endless wave of junk mail to help save trees!
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Meditate in Nature
Meditating outside can be a perfect way to celebrate the Earth! This tutorial offers 6 different ways!
Geocaching is a fun way to get out and about in the world and look for treasure! There is always something interesting to discover!
Tour a Recycling Facility
You can contact your local recycling center to learn how it works! If they do not allow tours, you can even take one virtually at many places around the US.
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DIY Reusable Grocery Bag
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Birdwatching is a wonderful way to enjoy nature and study these fabulous flying creatures that we share the world with! Here are some tips to get you started as a beginner!
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Shop At Your Local Farmers Market
Shopping at a farmers market helps to ensure you are getting ethically sourced foods and helps support local farmers!
Start a Nature Journal
A nature therapy is a fun way to spend time outside, learn, and practice art!
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Take Part in a Citizen Science Project
Citizen science projects are a great way to help gather meaningful data that can change the world! Check out these projects and look around for others that might be near you!
Go on a Micro Adventure
The idea behind a micro adventure is to squeeze in something simple around your work day. Take a brief, morning hike or explore something wonderful you didn’t know was near you. A great place to check what interesting things might be in your area is the Atlas Obscura website!
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Learn About Plants in Your Neighborhood
Take a walk around your neighborhood and use an app like Plantsnap to identify and learn about the plants all around you! Alternatively, you can take pictures or make sketches of them and look them up later in a book or online!
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Plant a Tree
Planting a tree is a wonderful way to help the environment! If you are interested in doing this, make sure to check with your local nursery to ensure that the tree you are planting will be good for the local area. Additionally, if you cannot do this on your own property, it may take a bit of research to figure out where you can plant on public land.
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Green Story Time
Read with your own kids, at the library, or some other community activity. You can pick one of these great, “green” reads!
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Consider doing an upcycle project for Earth Day! You can get inspired with any of these amazing ideas!
Buy a Second Hand Wardrobe
Shopping second hand is a wonderful way to help reduce waste. This guide will help you to make your selections wisely!
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Build Bat Houses
Bats are our nighttime pollinators! They do wonders for our environment, especially in controlling pests! Give them the respect they deserve by building them safe houses. Just double check with your local area how they should be set up as they do vary by region!
Teach Your Child How to Read a Paper Map
Keep this romantic practice alive by teaching your little one’s how to read a paper map to go on adventures! Afterall, wi-fi doesn’t reach everywhere!
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Find Someone to Carpool With
You can let your co-workers know that you are interested in helping the environment and see if someone may be interested in making a carpooling arrangement that will work for you both! If not, you can always check out local carpool connecting resources!
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Learn About Invasive Species
If you aren’t aware of human-spread invasive species, now is a great time to learn! Start by learning about the problem itself, and then you might go as far to learn about which invasive species are in your area!
Make Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products
Save money and the planet by making a collection of Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products!
Get out on the water with a kayak! If you’ve never done it, this guide gives tips for beginners!
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Learn an Amazing Nature Fact
Nature will take your breath away with these amazing facts! Share them with your friends and family!
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