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Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

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Every year, on April 22nd, more than a billion people worldwide celebrate Earth Day. If you’re looking for ways of joining in on the fun, we have some great ideas. 

Key Takeaways

  • This Earth Day, there are lots of things you can do to celebrate the planet 
  • No action is too small when it comes to celebrating the planet on Earth Day
  • Get family and friends involved in activities on Earth Day for the biggest impact 

Table of Contents:

  1. Clean Up Your Local Environment
  2. Go For a Nature Walk
  3. Be Mindful of Packaging
  4. Plant Something Native
  5. Be a Wiser Consumer
  6. Make a Bird Feeder
  7. Visit a Farmers’ Market
  8. Start a Compost Heap
  9. Switch to Non-Toxic Cleaning Products
  10. Give Back to the Planet This Earth Day

Clean Up Your Local Environment

A great way of honoring Mother Earth is to help remove some of the trash you may see as you walk to work or go for a morning jog. 

If you have children, you can make it an Earth Day activity for the whole family. Go to your local park and pick up the trash you may see strewn about. 

Although it may seem like a small thing to do, it can actually make a difference to your community and the planet. You may even want to recruit neighbors to help you. 

Another way to do this is to see if there are community groups in which you can volunteer. There are usually beach, river, lake, and park clean-ups. 

Go on a Nature Walk

Spending time in nature is an excellent way to celebrate Earth Day. You don’t have to go anywhere fancy — take a walk around your local park and look at the trees. 

Why not go bird-watching? Even if you don't spot anything out of the ordinary, it can be a great way of being outside and paying attention to the world around you. 

You can also make a day out of the experience. Plan a picnic and take your family or friends with you. 

Be Mindful of Packaging

It’s not always easy to make the right purchasing choices throughout the year. This Earth Day, make an effort to only buy products that come in green packages. 

Try products that come in glass containers instead of plastic. Glass is recyclable, so it won’t end up in the ocean or in a landfill. 

When buying something, look for symbols that tell you the materials were recycled so that you buy what you need without guilt. 

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Plant Something Native

Another excellent way of honoring Earth Day is to plant something, whether a flower or tree, that is native. 

In many locations throughout the country, you can find volunteer events during Earth Day that plant trees. By joining one, you can bring a bit more green into the world. 

If that’s not possible, you don’t have to give up on the idea. Plant something in your garden, or add a potted plant to your home. All of this respects the spirit of the day. 

Be a Wiser Consumer

Some companies are more environmentally friendly than others. When you’re getting ready to buy something, look for the companies that make that extra effort. 

Most will tell you if they use recyclable materials, ethically sourced ingredients, and more, so make sure to look closely at the packages.

If you’re not sure, use your phone to do a quick search. 

By rewarding the companies that do what they can to help the environment, you’re also doing your part as a consumer. 

Make a Bird Feeder

Earth Day celebrates not just plants and the environment but those who depend on them, including birds. 

Put together a bird feeder this year. Not only will you be helping animals thrive, but you’ll also get a chance to spot some of the beautiful creatures you share the planet with. 

This is a great project to do with children, too. Let them decorate the feeder and choose where to put it. You can also add a bird bath to attract even more critters. 

Visit a Farmers’ Market

If there’s a farmer’s market in your area, visiting and buying from the vendors instead of from a big grocery chain can do a huge amount for the planet. 

Usually, those who participate in these markets follow more sustainable modes of farming. 

They also don’t have to ship their products long distances, reducing fuel usage. You’d be giving back to your community as well.

Start a Compost Heap

If you live in an area where you can have a compost heap, why not start one? Composting helps decrease landfill sizes. 

You can do your part in reducing the emission of greenhouse gasses while simultaneously enriching your soil without the use of chemical fertilizers. 

You can compost all manner of items, including:

  • Fruit and vegetable scraps
  • Coffee grounds
  • Grass clippings
  • Dry leaves
  • Shredded cardboard
  • Eggshells

There are lots of guides that show you how to begin composting. It’s an easy thing to start, and it can be highly beneficial for the planet. 

Switch to Non-Toxic Cleaning Products

This Earth Day, honor the planet by choosing not to buy toxic cleaning products and going for greener options instead. 

You can find many choices at your grocery store. Look at the labels that tell you exactly what ingredients the cleaning products are made of. 

If you’re not sure where to start, you can look for the government’s Safer Choice label. 

You can also opt to make your own cleaning products using ingredients like vinegar and water. When you buy ingredients or products, look for those in recyclable packages. 

Give Back to the Planet This Earth Day

Everyone can make a difference this Earth Day. It may seem like you’re “only” making a bird feeder or switching to products in sustainable packaging, but every step is crucial. 

If everyone does their part, it’s possible to make a difference in everything, from using more recyclable products to decreasing the emission of greenhouse gasses. 

At Quality of Life, we do our part by using amber glass bottles for all of our packaging. These are recyclable options that don’t put a strain on the planet. 

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