Happy Earth Day!


Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! 

Earth Day has been celebrated every April 22nd since 1970. The main aim of Earth Day is to raise awareness on the negative impact our actions as mankind have on our environment and earth as a whole, and is a day for political action and civic participation.

This year,due to COVID-19, Earth Day is being celebrated virtually. So, what can we do to celebrate?

  • At Exploratorium.com there will be a live activity at 1pm (PDT); there are a lot of activities and resources for learning more about the earth.
  • Visit EarthDay.org for the history of Earth Day, things you can do, 
  • Verge.com offers activities for celebrating virtually in 2020 as well as speeches, a  sculpture contest, and more.
  • Plant a tree or work in your garden. No garden? Pot a plant of herbs and watch it grow, then enjoy the  herbs in your favorite recipes.
  • Take a walk (keeping physically distant) and discover native plants.
  • Make an Earth Day poster and place it in your window.
  • Brainstorm energy-friendly ideas for around the house. Cut back on energy waste and come up with a list of ideas that will make your home save energy this Earth Day, such as switching to LED bulbs, turning off the AC when you’re not home and other simple, energy-efficient ideas.
  • Craft a nature collage. Make an all-natural art collage with things you’ve found in nature, like leaves, pressed flowers, pieces of bark and other small items. Collect items while you’re out for a hike or exploring your local nature trail.

What will YOU do to celebrate?