Ideas to celebrate earth day and Arbor Day

Love-your-planet activities for everyone in your family.


National Arbor Day and Earth Day are celebrated in April — and April is National Volunteer Month. Luckily, you don’t have to choose just one day or even one month to make a difference in the world around you. Here are ways to celebrate and be kinder to the planet.

IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Help beautify a place that’s important to your family.

  • Take a trash challenge: Vow to pick up 5 pieces of trash on an outing.
  • Visit a place you love, such as the library, and pick up litter (outside or inside).
  • Focus on your very own sidewalk, curb and street for trash cleanup. There’s an estimated 6,700 pieces of trash per mile!

Find more ideas and local events at NeighborhoodofGood.com®

IN YOUR YARD

  • Put up a bird feeder or birdhouse
  • Pick a kid-friendly activity, such as picking up fallen sticks, to beautify your home.
  • Plant something green, such as a tree, native grasses or butterfly-friendly flowers.
  • Set up a compost bin. In the U.S., approximately 3,000 pounds of food go to waste every second.

IN YOUR HOME

Increase energy efficiency.

Switch to earth-friendly cleaning products.

  • Research reputable brands or make your own products.

Recycle challenging items.

  • Light bulbs.
  • Batteries and electronics
  • Paint and chemicals
  • Unused and outdated medications

Visit Call2Recycle.org to find a drop-off location near you.

COMMIT TO ONE CHANGE

Little fixes make a difference.

GET OUTSIDE

Enjoying nature is a great way to show your appreciation for the planet.

  • Visit a park or arboretum.
  • Stroll on a beach.
  • Bike on a trail.
  • Take a hike.

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