Earth Day is Saturday, April 22nd. Think it's too late to celebrate? Think again! One of the great things about Earth Day is the ability to celebrate all year long.
What is Earth Day?
Earth Day is held each year on April 22nd, with the first event being celebrated in 1970. It began with several different organizations that supported the environment coming together as one to help encourage people to reduce our ecological footprint. It is now a global effort to support the environment.
How to Celebrate
There are a lot of different ways to celebrate Earth Day. You can take a one-time action or make a life-changing decision.
- Plant a tree– This is a fairly simple way to celebrate Earth Day. Gather some friends and find a location for your tree, then get ready to plant it! Make sure you learn the proper care for your tree as well. Getting married this spring? See if your venue will let you plant a tree, or give out saplings as your wedding favors!
- Make Your Own Act of Green– An Act of Green is any conscious decision to make a change in your life that is better for the environment. This could be a pledge to stop using plastic grocery bags, writing a letter regarding the environment to your government officials, or choosing to purchase food that is more environmentally friendly.
- Host a Clean-up– Gather up as many people as you can and have a clean-up day. Pick up trash around your neighborhood, teach your community about recycling, and have fun doing it!
- Plan a "Green" Party– Show your appreciation for the environment this Earth Day by having an environmentally friendly party!