The 50th anniversary of Earth Day comes when most of the world is much quieter than usual. Depending on where you live, you may be wondering the most appropriate ways to celebrate Earth Day—or perhaps it wasn’t even on your radar this year.
However, it’s still possible to celebrate Earth Day—even if you’re reading these several days (or months) after April 22nd. Some of the suggestions for celebrating Earth Day are quick, one-off options while others might eventually lead to lifestyle changes. Choose the things that are right for you and your situation (which could include whether or not you rent or own property and other aspects of your living situation; access to resources; location in the world; and more)—and know that there are many more ways than those we list here.
Lawn, Garden, & Natural Areas
Especially during quarantine, it can be difficult to find ways to celebrate the Earth or to encourage that in young people, especially if you’re truly stuck indoors.
In addition to these suggestions, you might also watch some nature documentaries, listen to some science podcasts, or make a point of exploring the area around your neighborhood on a walk—while paying special attention to elements of the natural world that you can see on your walk. You might also have citizen-science projects you could participate in, including Penguin Watch or opportunities more local to you!