On the first Earth Day in 1970, 20 million Americans demonstrated for clean air, land, and water, resulting in an annual celebration. Today, Earth Day is an opportunity for us to highlight our shared commitment to creating a more sustainable future and our respect for the Earth and the environment.
Earth Day officially falls on Monday, April 22. If you’re seeking ways to participate in Earth Day, here are some ideas to get you started:
- Plant a tree! For helpful tips, visit https://www.arborday.org/trees/index-planting.cfm. To identify native plants in your local area, visit https://www.audubon.org/native-plants.
- Participate in a Healthy Watershed Project! To find a project in your local area, visit https://www.epa.gov/hwp/healthy-watersheds-projects-your-state-and-region.
- Construct a Butterfly Garden in your backyard! For helpful tips, visit https://www.nwf.org/Garden-for-Wildlife/Wildlife/Attracting-Butterflies.
- Update your at-home recycling by checking in with your local waste management company about what can or can’t be recycled. Trying to recycle a specific item? Visit https://search.earth911.com/ to find your closest recycling option.
- Go on a bird watching hike in your neighborhood! For an online bird guide, visit https://www.audubon.org/bird-guide.