Every year on April 22nd, Earth Day events are held worldwide to show support for environmental protection and maintaining our planet. Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 and is now celebrated in more than 192 countries each year. There are thousands of events in hundreds of cities around the world. If you aren’t able to make it to events, never fear—there are several other ways you can take the time to recognize Earth Day in your own way.
One simple method to celebrate is gardening; create more life around you. Take time to plant trees or other flora in your yard. If you don’t have a yard, pick up some fresh potted plants for in your house. They will freshen up the air and bring a little nature into your home. There are lots of great ways to incorporate plant life into even the smallest of spaces! If you do have a yard and can plant, try finding wildflowers that are native to your area. Restoring this plant life will help attract native bird life, pollinators and local mammals.
Another great way to participate in Earth Day is to make nature crafts, like birdhouses or feeders to encourage the local bird population.
A simple way to commit to Earth Day is to just learn more about the environment. Read books, look up recent articles on global warming, and find out what is happening with our planet.
Learn how to recycle at home better and how best to handle a drought or earthquake—and then discover why things like this happen. If you have children, teach them these valuable lessons about Mother Earth and what we can do to protect her.
You can also donate or reuse items. Hold a clothing or accessory swap with friends and exchange some of your wardrobe rather than going out to buy more clothes. There are so many ways to be involved and involve others in this very important day—what will you spend your Earth Day 2014 doing?