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Celebrate Earth Day

Apr 18, 2015

Most of us have good intentions when it comes to the environment. But when Earth Day comes around on April 22nd, how many people actually do something special to honour, celebrate and protect the world? This year, we hope every Kidzworld member out there makes the personal decision to do something special on Earth Day – and we’ve got some great suggestions for ways you can celebrate and show you care!

Pitch In On An Earth Day Project Near You

Whether it’s a beach cleanup, tree planting or litter pickup event, find out what’s going on in your neighborhood, town or city and join in on Earth Day! Lots of people and organizations are guaranteed to be celebrating and marking the day in some special way, so find out about a planned event, sign yourself up and commit to joining in. Check your local newspaper for listings, do a quick Google search for event listings in your area or try calling an environmental organization or business to see if they have anything special going on.

Earth Day is about loving our planetEarth Day is about loving our planetCourtesy of treehugger.com

Join A Green Group

You could make a big statement about how much you care about the environment and how committed you are to being green by joining an environmental group, cause or organization this Earth Day. Some organizations are free to join while others may require a membership fee. Also, you’ll have to choose a group that has goals and priorities that match your own. Finally, make sure you commit to doing volunteer work for whatever group you join – simply becoming a member isn’t enough!

Support Local Businesses

Celebrating Earth Day can be as simple as committing to buy local products that are grown and/or made as close to where you live as possible, so they don’t waste fuel being transported to your town or city. Choosing to buy organic food, clothing and other items from producers and manufacturers who are committed to being environmentally friendly is also a great way to support the cause, so do your research before you spend your money!

Plant Some Native Trees

Planting a tree on Earth Day is something many people do – and the world could always use another tree, shrub, flower or plant! Just be sure whatever type of tree or plant you are planting is going to be able to grow in your area. Do some research on the Internet or in the library to find out which plants hail from your neck of the woods. You can also explore nearby parks, nature preserves and native-plant nurseries to find out more.

get your hands dirty tree plantingget your hands dirty tree plantingCourtesy of eco.ca

Buy Secondhand

If you need to shop for a new item of furniture or clothing, a new book, stereo, TV or just about anything else you can think of, why not go green and buy it secondhand in honor of Earth Day this year? Visit antique stores and secondhand book and clothing stores in your area, or check to see if there are any garage sales or flea markets going on around town. You’ll spend a lot less many than if you were to buy new and you’ll probably find unique, one-of-a-kind items that no one else will have!

Second hand is still new-to-you!Second hand is still new-to-you!Courtesy of thegreensocietycampaign.org

Bag The Plastic

We all know we should do this and we all say we are going to start doing it – but if you haven’t made the switch yet, Earth Day is the perfect time to pledge that you’re going to stop using plastic shopping bags and start using cloth, canvas or any other type of reusable bag in their place. It’s also a good time to commit to start recycling in your home. If you and your family don’t recycle now, you should think about starting. All you need is a blue box – just toss all recyclable materials in there instead of in the garbage. It’s that easy!

There are plenty of other things you can do to celebrate Earth Day – these are just a few ideas to get you thinking. And remember, just like Christmas, the way to capture the true spirit and meaning of this holiday is to make it a part of your life every day, long after you’ve turned over April’s page on your monthly calendar.

Have Your Say

How will you celebrate Earth Day this year? Let us know in the comments section below.

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How Will You Spend Earth Day?

  • Plant flowers and trees.
  • Educate everyone about keeping our planet clean.
  • Watch movies about the outdoors and eat off recycled paper plates.
  • Clean up trash around my neighborhood.

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