Ecosopher are you looking for ways to celebrate Earth Day on April 22? You came to the right place. We have put together a comprehensive list of fun and environmentally conscious things you can do on Earth Day to raise awareness and make a difference. If you are ready to learn more about your participation in the global celebration, making real changes and your contribution to save our planet, read below!
But first two words about how this world celebration was established! World Earth Day is an opportunity to celebrate nature, humanity and our planet. At the same time, it urges us to reflect on the changes we can make in our daily lives, which will make our planet a safer place for all of us!
Below you will find some of our suggestions for today but also forever!
1. Walk or take your bike
Avoiding car use all day will reduce the CO2 harmful emissions. Even one day can make a difference, but you can commit to walking or cycling more often in the future, that's even better! If your daily commute is too far for walking / cycling, try these environmentally friendly alternatives:
- Public transport such as trains or buses
- Carpooling with colleagues, friends or classmates
2. Go for a walk in nature
Go out and appreciate our beautiful world. Spending time in nature is a fun and easy way to celebrate Earth Day! There are so many ways you can enjoy the great outdoors, so choose something that makes sense for your schedule and lifestyle.
3. Plant a tree
This simple act will benefit the environment for decades. Planting a tree only takes a few minutes, but it can have a huge impact. Trees are vital because they help save energy, prevent erosion and provide shelter for many birds, insects and other local wildlife.
If planting a tree is not realistic for you, there are other options! Try donating to a reputable environmental non-profit organization that will plant trees for you.
4. Garbage collection in your community
You can do this as an individual or join a group that is active in this way. Taking some time to pick up any garbage you see while you are out of Earth Day is useful and easy. Many local environmental organizations organize events where you can participate and clean highways and neighborhood streets or even beaches.
5. Make a bird feed.
This is a fun project for kids of all ages. You can do a lot for the creatures of the earth starting from your own yard or neighborhood. Adding feeders and bird houses are simple ways to attract more wildlife to your area.
6. Visit a farmers market.
Eating local food is much better for the environment. For example, local foods do not have to travel long distances to reach grocery shelves.
7. Post a call to action on social media.
Spread the word by sending a message about Earth Day. Share something educational, such as a video on climate change or rainforest conservation. If you prefer to do something more interactive, use the hashtag #EarthDayChallenge and encourage your friends to commit to a simple act, such as picking up 15 pieces of trash, as a way to celebrate Earth Day.
8. Use reusable cloth bags.
This is another very simple way to make a difference. Did you know that most plastic bags take about 10-20 minutes to end up in a landfill for hundreds of years? Given that people have 4 trillion plastic bags a year, this is a big problem - especially because plastic bags can not be recycled. Storing and reusing cloth bags is an easy solution that can be started today.
9. Switch to online accounts.
Save trees and prevent waste by paying your bills online. Today, most (if not all) card banking and utility companies offer their customers a paperless account option. If you still receive invoices by mail, log in to your account or call the company and let them know that you want to receive the invoices online.
10. Use a refillable bottle of water.
Theplastic disposable water bottles end up in landfills after a single use. Using a refillable water bottle protects the planet, saves money and protects your health (as plastic contains a harmful chemical called BPA). Consider using a stainless steel refillable bottle for an extremely durable choice.
11. Sell or donate used items.
Avoid throwing objects that may be useful to other people. If you have clothes, appliances and other items that are still in good condition, consider donating to people in need, finding ways to recycle and reuse the items, or selling them in thrift stores or a marketplace.
12. Start a compost bin.
Turn your food waste into soil rich in nutrients for your garden. Instead of putting banana peels, egg shells, carrot tops and avocado peels in the trash (where they will end up in a landfill), start composting! Collect food scraps (except meat and dairy products) in a closed compost bin and add leaves, grass scraps and other yard waste to the mixture.
Remember to turn the compost mixture every few days using a fork. After several months of rotation, the compost will break down into a rich, brown soil for your garden.
13. Commit to one green act a day.
You can continue to reduce your carbon footprint as soon as Earth Day is over. Earth Day can be any day! Although small changes at the individual level may not seem significant, they accumulate over time and can have a significant impact. Going forward, set a goal to do a little thing every day to support the environment. For example:
Limit shower time to avoid wasting water
Turn off the lights when you do not need them
Turn off the AC when you're out
Switching to energy efficient LED bulbs
Happy Earth Day Ecosopher !!
We are waiting for your ideas and suggestions on how we can celebrate our planet and the environment on this day and all the other days of the year!