Each year on April 22nd, people around the world come together to celebrate Earth Day, a tradition started back in the 1970s in support of the modern environmental movement. Today there is no shortage of events and activities to help you get involved and show your appreciation for the beautiful place we call home. Whether you’re looking to educate yourself or get out into nature, here are five ways you can make the most of the day.
Nurture Your Green Thumb
If the sight of a raised planter bed or a room filled with houseplants fills you with joy then consider giving gardening a go this Earth Day. Why not try starting a garden from seeds? You can collect seeds from dried flowers and even the produce you cook with each week. Or learn how to create a compost for your food waste. Don’t worry if you don’t have the space for an outdoor garden. You can repot houseplants, repurpose old vases and ceramics as planters and even grow clippings using hydroponics, a process which doesn’t even require dirt.
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If you’re more of a creative type, why not try your hand at an Earth-friendly craft? Upcycle old ceramic pots and jars with a bit of paint or twine to breathe new life into them. Mending holes and replacing buttons on well-worn pieces can be an incredibly relaxing and creative process. Or take it step further by using natural dyes derived from beets, avocados and onions to rework old clothing and textiles.
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Share A Meal
For those who love to host, invite your friends to share a meal outdoors, whether that’s a picnic in a local park or right in your own backyard. Eating together in the open air is an experience that never gets old. Create a plant-based menu or invite each guest to contribute to a potluck.
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Spend the day educating yourself on an environmental topic that matters to you most, whether that's by reading a good book, attending a virtual event with an industry leader or watching a moving documentary. The more you know, the better choices you can make and the more you can influence others around you to do the same.
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What better way to show your appreciation for the Earth than to take action and be of service in your community? It’s likely that there are volunteer opportunities at your local community garden or park. The official Earth Day website has a helpful resource to find a cleanup event in your area and tips for planning your own.
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