3 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

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Earth Day is an incredibly important holiday, yet it seems to fly under everyone’s radar year after year. It’s about time we acknowledge the damages being done to our planet, and find ways to make it better. Be sure to celebrate Earth Day the right way the next time April 22nd rolls around! Here are three ways you can celebrate:

  • Let’s clean up the environment! Tons and tons of plastic is dumped into our oceans, and this number grows every year. There are many volunteer groups who get together to pick up trash not only from the ocean but other places like parks, road sides and many other public places. Let’s also be aware of our plastic outtake and try to minimize it as best as we can.
  • Another way to celebrate would be to plant a tree or grow a communal garden. Other volunteer groups and/or non-profit organizations gather to plant trees in designated areas. We take so much for granted, it’s time we give back to Mother Nature.
  • Lastly, be sure to spread awareness! Earth Day is an underrated holiday and it’s important to spread awareness about the reparations done to the Earth. Let people know that they can also help out by doing volunteer clean-up, and/or adding to their daily routine by recycling more often.

The Earth is a beautiful place, so let’s try to keep it that way!

{ 63 comments… read them below or add one }

Mary April 19, 2017 at 11:39 am

Great ideas! I was part of a company wide cleanup day last year..

Alicia April 19, 2017 at 12:01 pm

Recycling is pretty easy to do. At work we have recycle bins all around the office. My town picks up glass, paper & plastic every week.

Don April 19, 2017 at 12:05 pm

It’s hard not to be lazy and just toss out a bottle or a soda can in the kitchen trash instead of saving it for the recycle day pickup. But we should be trying to make this a cleaner planet and setting the example for the kids in the house.

Vicki April 19, 2017 at 12:08 pm

Go online to see all the products being made out of recycled material. Amazing.

Yolanda April 19, 2017 at 12:09 pm

We do a recycling week once a month in my office to get people thinking more about it. We make Earth Day more than once a year!

Mia April 19, 2017 at 12:10 pm

I have made an effort to stop using plastic straws and utensils. It might be a small effort, but if more people did that it would be a huge impact.

Ruthie April 19, 2017 at 12:12 pm

I think spreading awareness is really important among adults, your friends & neighbors, especially. The kids are learning about recycling and cleaning up in school and keeping us on track at home. I wash & recycle every empty jar of spaghetti sauce now!

Lynn April 19, 2017 at 12:15 pm

I don’t want to waste what resources we have and I don’t want to add to the garbage out there only because I have grandkids who will be here in the future. Let’s keep the environment clean for them.

Natalya April 19, 2017 at 1:50 pm

The least we could all do is atleast recycle our bottles and such. I see many coworkers tossing water bottles in their trash can rather than waiting to bring it to the kitchen and put it in the recycling bin.

Adrienne April 19, 2017 at 1:51 pm

I start a planting project with my class each year for Earth Day. We plant marigolds and I teach them all about the environment and importance of caring for our Earth. You have to start teaching them young!

Tony April 19, 2017 at 1:56 pm

Being a parent I’m even more aware of what is going on in our world with pollution and the environment. I want my kids to grow up healthy and have clean air, clean water and all four seasons. I don’t get people who close their eyes to this. I even started converting my home to solar power.

Patti April 19, 2017 at 4:11 pm

Not all trash is trash. Check the symbol on the bottle or can to see the triangle printed there. Find the symbols on the internet and RECYCLE whenever and whatever you can.

April April 20, 2017 at 10:21 am

Great idea for Earth Day in April so with my name I won’t forget it. And this year it’s on Saturday so it’ll be easy to check out the park and make sure the trash, etc. is collected. Hoping for good weather!

Eli April 20, 2017 at 10:26 am

Recycling takes little effort but it means so much.

Joe April 20, 2017 at 10:29 am

The kids came home from school talking about a new little tree the school is going to plant for Earth Day. It’s a good thing they learn about that in school. I didn’t know about Earth Day at all.

Jodi April 20, 2017 at 10:31 am

I’m not sure if this is just in the U.S. or are other countries doing Earth Day, too? We need the whole plant involved if we want to have lasting results.

Carol April 20, 2017 at 10:34 am

Years ago when I was in grade school we always had a May Day celebration in the schoolyard.Now I don’t think that goes on but if the kids go outside to celebrate Earth Day I think that’s a good thing. We need the future generations to want to keep our planet clean.

George April 20, 2017 at 10:37 am

My grandsons and I like to do some trout fishing in April and I can tell that each year the stream looks worse than the year before. Cans and bottles and rusted junk all along the banks. It’s disgraceful. Maybe we need something like Earth Day once a month to clean up our parks.

Jordan April 20, 2017 at 11:37 am

Great points, we all have to live here.

Sanya April 20, 2017 at 4:47 pm

I bring silverware to work rather than using plastic forks and spoons everyday. It is both good for the environment and my wallet since I don’t have to keep buying disposable utensils.

MK April 20, 2017 at 4:52 pm

It is heartbreaking to see how ignorant people can be about the environment. It is so simple to be more green, but people are lazy and careless. 🙁

Josie April 20, 2017 at 4:53 pm

One of the small things I do is carry around a reusable water bottle. This way I am not wasting plastic every time I need a drink.

Jim April 21, 2017 at 10:55 am

I live close to my job. When the weather is nice enough I bike to work. Good exercise and good for the earth.

Elaine April 21, 2017 at 11:01 am

My kids have pushed me to be more proactive in becoming more green. They are in green clubs in school and are always scolding me on my bad habits. I’ve started bringing canvas bags to grocery stores, using a glass reusable bottle for my drinks and making sure to turn off lights and power strips when I am not using them.

Angie April 21, 2017 at 3:13 pm

I think if you want to spread awareness about Earth Day it needs to start in our schools. If children learn early enough they will carry on the lesson through life.

Patel April 21, 2017 at 3:16 pm

You can start small to observe Earth Day. Parents, take your children to the park, walk around and gather any trash you see and put it in the proper receptacles. Every park should have many Recycle and Trash bins.

Roseanne April 21, 2017 at 3:19 pm

My yard is a mess after winter so I plan to do a big clean up tomorrow for Earth Day. I have two sons who are scouts and they volunteered to help. We want to put in some tomatoes and strawberries in May.

Glenn April 21, 2017 at 3:23 pm

I saw a documentary about the bad water some people have in other parts of this world. It’s unclean and breeds disease. If you want to help there are sites on the internet where you can learn about this problem. Look it up on Earth Day.

Liz April 24, 2017 at 9:26 am

We were disappointed with all the rain for Earth Day. My kids had some tulips to set out in the yard. We’ll wait for a sunny day to do that. We have a large pot on the deck to grow cherry tomatoes for the summer.

Zach April 24, 2017 at 10:27 am

I eat yogurt twice a day and many of my coworkers do as well. No one ever recycles the containers, but they should be put in the recycling bins. I always rinse them off and dispose of them properly. I think it would be beneficial for offices to educate employees on recycling and be responsible about it as a company.

Kanene April 24, 2017 at 10:29 am

My boyfriend is planning to switch over to solar power for his home. It is really awesome to see a lot more homes doing that now if they can afford to make the initial switch. Of course not everyone needs to do something so huge – stick to what is feasible for you. Choosing to walk instead of take the car on a short trip, making sure to recycle your cardboard, glass, and plastic or even just taking reusable bags to the grocery store can still have an impact. If we all do our small part it has a larger cumulative effect.

Ted April 24, 2017 at 12:03 pm

Now that Earth Day is over try to keep it on our minds for the rest of the year- recycle and don’t litter!

Marilyn April 24, 2017 at 12:07 pm

I’d like it if there was an Earth Day once a month to pick up trash in the parks and the roads. Our local highway is a mess.

Chris April 24, 2017 at 12:10 pm

Please keep a trash bag in your car. Today the driver in front of me tossed a wrapper out the car window. Keep your trash until you get where you’re going, please! Then use a trash can, not the street.

Marge April 24, 2017 at 12:13 pm

The weather was perfect and I planted some strawberry and tomato plants in tubs out on my balcony. They will get lots of sun there. I’m glad my condo association allows for plants.

Gale April 24, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Spreading awareness is key. My sons didn’t know anything about it because they’re not in school now. I think the locals newspapers and cable TV should hype up the day at least a week before.

Eleanor April 24, 2017 at 3:33 pm

Earth Day should be a big spring holiday in our parks, local and national. We need people to check for refuse along the streams, too, since April opens fishing season in NJ.

Aaron April 25, 2017 at 9:44 am

If you live near the Pacific in sunny California you know about the efforts to Help The Kelp. We have to keep our oceans free of trash and poisons in order to preserve kelp, a source of food for marine life. And that will save marine life, which is a source of food for humans.

Noemi April 25, 2017 at 9:46 am

Now that Earth Day is over, how many of you will keep trying to recycle?

Magdalena April 26, 2017 at 11:25 am

You can’t undo the damage that has already been caused. We need to work to prevent further harm to the earth for the next generation.

Lisa April 26, 2017 at 11:28 am

I just bought a new home. I am looking forward to getting a garden started – including some veggies in the backyard. My little contribution to the earth.

Rose April 26, 2017 at 1:19 pm

We donate our used/usable clothes to charity. Anything that’s out of style goes into our rag bag. My daughters and I cut up the material and donate the squares to a quilting club that makes quilts for the homeless.

Cara April 26, 2017 at 3:36 pm

Even though the date has passed we are determined to carry over some of the recycling and clean up activities at least once a month. If they hear reminders in school they are sure to remind us at home.

Howard April 26, 2017 at 3:38 pm

Do the Scouts have a merit badge for Earth Day activities or for year-round recycling projects? That would be good to add if they don’t have one.

Beth April 26, 2017 at 3:40 pm

I decided to waste fewer paper cups and plastic lids and bring in a ceramic mug for my coffee breaks. Just doing my small part for Earth Day.

Cecily April 27, 2017 at 10:10 am

The idea of a communal garden has always appealed to me, but I could never get enough people involved in it to start one. I even have a spot in mind in my town!

Victor April 27, 2017 at 1:46 pm

Spreading awareness is key. It is great that we all do our part, but it helps to educate others.

Naomi April 27, 2017 at 1:46 pm

I’m really inspired by all the ideas in the comments here. Great to see how active people are in protecting the earth.

Dima April 27, 2017 at 2:07 pm

Plastic waste is at such a high. Do you get an iced coffee at Starbucks? Well just think of the cup and the straw. Think of how many people are walking around with those cups and straws. We can all do our part by using a reusable cup to cut back.

Brigitte April 27, 2017 at 2:11 pm

Earth Day isn’t just one day. We need to continue to do our part throughout the year.

Meredith April 28, 2017 at 1:47 pm

There are always lots of volunteer opportunities in my town. I found one for the town gardening club and we plant flowers throughout the public areas. That is how I do my part.

Tammy April 28, 2017 at 1:53 pm

My office does carpool month in April. Sometimes it is so successful people continue it throughout the year. Great for the earth and our finances.

Shannon May 2, 2017 at 9:32 am

Gardening has become a big hobby of mine in recent years. I’m really getting good at it too. I started a vegetable garden this year to test my skills. Makes you appreciate the environment even more.

Heather May 2, 2017 at 9:35 am

No contribution is too small. Your small effort could have a bigger impact if more people get involved. Just think if every person just recycled their plastic.

Corinna May 3, 2017 at 10:33 am

Just because Earth Day passes doesn’t mean you should stop doing these things. A lot of people do their part for one day and go back to bad habits.

Tabatha May 10, 2017 at 11:12 am

I agree with this post, the Earth is so very important to take care of! People mindlessly harm our planet daily….wouldn’t it be nice if for just ONE day everybody took care of our home?

Ivy May 10, 2017 at 1:57 pm

Now that Earth Day is past, let’s start the next year by promising to recycle more, renewing our gardens and yards with extra TLC, and asking others to do the same.

Candace May 15, 2017 at 11:07 am

Earth Day is so important. Celebrate nature!

Sheila May 15, 2017 at 1:48 pm

I decided to become vegetarian. You’d be surprised how much it can impact the earth.

Edna May 15, 2017 at 1:58 pm

I’m big on conserving water. I don’t let it run, I take very fast showers and I don’t run the dishwasher unless it is fully packed.

Mike Smith June 14, 2017 at 11:39 am

For Earth Day I try to drop as much garbage as I can out the window so that I create my own carbon footprint. Hate, Hate, Hate lol.

Evie June 20, 2017 at 3:02 pm

Earth-Yay is more like it!

Dawn September 11, 2017 at 10:42 am

Recycling is the EASIEST thing we can do to help save our (ONLY) planet. Wish more companies, municipalities and public places would put recycling bins where they are easily accessible. That includes places like Dunkin Donuts & other fast food places. If we keep after it we can raise an entire generation that recycles without having to think about it.

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