Earth Day – one of my most favorite holidays of the year. Why? Simple, because I love anything that has to do with making sure that our beautiful planet is around for millions of years for my grandchildren and their grandchildren to enjoy!
There are so many things that you can do – individually, as a family, as a community – to celebrate Earth Day in your own hometown. Below we have listed just a few items to help get you started!
- 21 Tips for Greening Your Kitchen – How to reduce waste, save energy, and lower your carbon footprint ( iVillage )
- Plant a Memorial Tree in Someone’s Honor – It’s a living gift that gives lasting recognition to the person and involves them in a partnership of renewing the forests in their State. ( TreeGivers.com )
- Pick 5 For Your Environment – Environmental action means taking the simple steps in the different places where we all live. By choosing five or more ideas in the categories of water, air, land, energy, waste, or advocacy, and sharing your own, you are joining thousands of others who are doing the same! Make your actions count today! ( U.S. Environmental Protection Agency )
- Get together with your family and build a birdhouse or make a bird feeder to encourage the local bird population, which plays an important role in every ecosystem. For an extra-special Earth Day craft, use objects that would’ve otherwise been thrown away to create beautiful works of art. ( wikiHow )
- Recycle and Reuse – do you realize how much stuff you have in your house that you really don’t need, want or use? Sell it! Give it to a local charity such as Goodwill or Salvation Army to resell to raise much-needed funds to support their programs!
Check your local newspapers or local websites to find local events that you can attend.
Richmond Earth Day Festival – Saturday, April 26th from 11am to 5pm at (where else?) the 17th Street Farmer’s Market! Come out for some great food, music and fun for the entire family!
Here’s wishing you and yours a very happy Earth Day today and every day!