How to Celebrate Earth Day: 15 Fun Earth-Loving Ideas
Earth Day is an annual event celebrated worldwide on April 22nd to raise awareness about the importance of taking care of our planet. It's a time to reflect on the impact we have on the planet and to take steps towards a more sustainable future. If you're looking for ways to celebrate Earth Day, here are 15 fun Earth-loving ideas to get you started.
15 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day
1. Go on a nature walk
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life and spend some time in nature. Whether it’s a hike along a new trail, or simply a walk in your local park, make the most of being able to enjoy the beauty of the natural world around you and appreciate all that it has to offer.
2. Start a compost pile
Starting a compost pile allows you to both reduce food waste and create a nutrient-rich soil for your garden.
3. Host an eco-friendly picnic
Organize an eco-friendly picnic, because food always tastes better outside, right?! This is the ideal way to spend some quality time with your friends or family whilst also enjoying spending time in the great outdoors.
Fill up a picnic basket or reusable tote bags with some organic, locally grown food and bring your reusable tumblers for refreshments, plus some cutlery and plates, to create an eco-friendly picnic that’s not going to harm the environment. Just remember to leave no trace.
@thewildlylife with Protect the Planet Collection tote.
4. Have a meatless meal
Animal agriculture is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, so choosing to have a meatless meal on Earth Day is a great way to reduce your environmental impact. There are many delicious vegetarian and vegan options to choose from – Pinterest has lots of inspiration.
5. Clean up your local park or beach
Grab a group of friends and spend the day cleaning up your local park or beach. You'll not only help the environment but also create a more enjoyable space for everyone to enjoy.
6. Plant a pollinator garden
Plant a pollinator garden to support bees, hummingbirds, and other important pollinators. Choose native plants that provide food and habitat for these vital creatures.
Read more about how to help pollinators.
7. Organize a swap party
Organize a swap party with your friends and exchange clothes, books, and household items that you no longer need. This is a fun way to declutter and reduce waste.
8. Attend an environmental event
Many communities hold events on Earth Day to promote environmental awareness and action. Attend a local event to learn more about environmental issues and connect with like-minded individuals.
9. Plant a tree
Planting a tree is a great way to celebrate Earth Day and give back to the planet. You can plant a tree in your backyard or participate in a community tree-planting event. You don’t have to physically plant a tree either – when you make a purchase from BeCause Tees, we fund the planting of 10 trees on your behalf via Eden Reforestation Projects.
10. Visit a farmer’s market
Support local farmers by purchasing organic, locally grown produce at your farmer's market.
11. Volunteer at an environmental organization
Find an environmental nonprofit that speaks to you and find out how to become a volunteer. A great way to make a difference and another chance to make new friends.
12. Start a community garden
Start a community garden with your neighbors and grow your own fruits and vegetables. This is a great way to bring your community together and promote sustainable living.
13. Get creative
Using what you already have to make something new is good for the planet, saves you money, and is fun too! Try an upcycling project to revamp an old piece of furniture or make a piece of art from recycled materials. There are so many fun kids’ craft ideas on Pinterest, and many use materials that would otherwise be thrown away.
We love using recycled materials – did you know, some of our clothing is made from recycled materials? Our Women's 100% Recycled V-Necks are made from 60% recycled cotton and 40% post-consumer recyled polyester.
14. Learn more about environmental issues
Take some time to educate yourself about environmental issues and learn about ways you can make a difference. The more knowledge we all have, the more we’ll be able to do for the planet.
15. Educate others
Share your knowledge and passion for the environment with others. Encourage your friends and family to take action and make a positive impact on the planet. There are so many ways to raise awareness, and Earth Day is the perfect time to make a statement. You could make a post on social media using the #EarthDay hashtag, share blog posts about making a difference to the planet, or wear a shirt that encourages others to protect the planet.
Celebrating Earth Day is a great way to show your appreciation for the planet and take action towards a more sustainable future. Together, we can make a difference. BeCause Tees aims to make a difference by donating to environmental nonprofits and funding the planting of 10 trees for every order placed. Read more about our mission.
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