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Although we try to celebrate the Earth in little ways throughout the year, we always try to do something special on Earth Day. It’s even easier when Earth Day has a different theme every year that can help guide whatever we activities we plan.
Not only is Earth Day a great day to teach children about the environment, but it’s a wonderful day to celebrate, too! Whether you have a full Earth Day party with snacks and great movies or books or if you’re just looking for a simple way to celebrate – this list of ideas will help you have fun while doing good for our planet.
I hope you find plenty of ways to celebrate Earth Day!
- Plant a tree
- Learn about (or teach others about) recycling
- Switch to a reusable water bottle
- Start composting
- Hold a garage sale
- Learn about (or teach others about) an endangered species
- Read up on climate change or water shortages
- Host a clothing swap
- Buy local product
- Challenge yourself with some green goals
- Wash your car while it’s raining
- Pick up litter at a local park or stream
- Build a birdhouse or bird feeder
- Make eco-friendly cleaning products like these reusable wipes or this water based cleaner
- Ride your bike or walk to your destinations
- Take a shorter shower
- Update your lightbulbs
- Plant wildflowers or succulents
- Swap seeds/plants with friends
- Enroll in paperless billing
- Plant native plants as they’ll use less water
- Donate items you no longer use to thrift stores or charities
- Learn more about ways you can be more self-sufficient
- Go for a hike
- Replace air filters
- Unplug unnecessary electronics
- Drop/raise the thermostat a few degrees
- Turn the water off when brushing your teeth or washing your face
- Plant a garden
- Make your home more energy efficient
- Switch to reusable bags at the grocery store or wherever you shop
- Adopt a stream, road, park or forest
- Offer things (or get things) from Freecycle or the free section on Craigslist
If you’re trying to find Earth Day events near you as a way to celebrate, head over to Google and search “Earth Day Events” or “Earth Day Events Near Me.” You’ll quickly find fun Earth Day events that are scheduled in your community.
How do you plan to spend Earth Day this year?
Want to remember these ways to celebrate Earth Day? Post these fun Earth Day ideas to your favorite Pinterest board!