Here are some fun ways to celebrate today:
First and foremost, something that probably comes to mind right away – plant a tree! Trees produce the oxygen we need and aid in reducing air pollution. After you plant the tree, take a picture of it. Every year on Earth Day, as a ritual, take a picture of that tree so you can see how much it has grown and changed! If you have kids, it would be cool to take the picture of your child(ren) next to the tree to see how they BOTH have grown and changed.
Take a walk and pay attention to the trees, flowers, bugs, animals that you pass by. Usually when I walk, I am not paying attention to what is around me – I should be appreciating nature!
Volunteer to clean up a local park or beach! Unfortunately there are people out there that don’t throw out their litter. By helping to clean up, you are helping to beautify!
If you don’t already do so, make today the first day you start recycling! My boys know what goes in the blue bin and what to put in the yellow bin and I love it! My nephew, after finishing his yogurt, asking my dad, “Where’s your recycling?” and he’s 5.
Attend an Earth Day event! Click HERE to find an event near you.
What are you going to do to celebrate Earth Day? Post some cool ideas below!