Earth Day 2020 is right around the corner on April 22nd. It is a special one as it marks the 50th Earth Day celebration! On Earth Day, you can enjoy the fresh air of nature! Go outside, no matter the weather.
While Earth Day will be different for most of us this year, there are still plenty of ways to be engaged and do something to benefit our planet. We have compiled a list of activities that you can do to support and celebrate the 50th Earth Day from the comfort of your own home, yard, or garden. So, grab your hiking boots, tennis shoes, or gardening gloves, and get ready to take advantage of your extra time at home!
8 Things You Can do at Home to Celebrate and Give Back on Earth Day:
1. Get Outdoors
Working from home is great, but staying inside all day can be hard on your mental health.
To help break up your day and boost your mood, breathe in some fresh air by going for a hike, walk, or run during your lunch break or in the evening with the whole family.
2. Start or Work in Your Garden
Digging your hands into the soil is good for not only your physical health but your mental health as well.
Welcome the Spring Season by planting native plants, fruits, and vegetables.
3. Start a Compost Pile
Composting your food waste will reduce the amount of waste you send to a landfill, and once it fully decomposes, you’re left with a rich fertilizer you can use in your garden.
4. Plant a Tree
Trees and shrubs help provide food and habitat for pollinators, birds, and other critters. They also provide us with oxygen.
Planting trees can also be a great way to engage and educate the whole family.
5. Go on a Walk
Take a stroll around your neighborhood, but don’t forget to take a trash bag and gloves with you so you can clean up litter along the road or sidewalk.
6. Plan a Clean-up Event for the Fall
You can even begin planning a Fall community cleanup-event.
This would be a great opportunity to give back when we can all be together again.
7. Educate Yourself
If you know more about what you can do to protect the environment, then you will be able to use that wonderful knowledge and share it with others who may be interested in it as well.
8. Don’t Stop
Don’t just make an effort on Earth Day!
Look into what can be done throughout the whole year and make taking care of the environment a regular part of how you live.
While we may be celebrating Earth Day differently this year, we encourage everyone to be proactive for the community and the planet.
Are you celebrating Earth Day by doing something on our list?
Let us know! Post a photo of how you’re celebrating on social media, and tag United Way of Northwest Georgia!