How You Can Celebrate Earth Day This Year

Earth Day is an observance recognized worldwide and has been honored since 1970. Every year more than a billion people every year take Earth Day as an action to change human behavior and create global, national, and local policy changes to better our planet.

This year in 2020, Earth Day will mark 50 years of annual celebration for environmental protection. But how can you still honor and celebrate Earth Day while in social isolation this year? Check out some of our suggestions below!

Digital Events

Head on over to! Their site is loaded with digital events and conversations that you can take part in throughout the entirety of Earth Month.

Choose Sustainability

There are a few different ways you can be more sustainable in your daily life. The first thing you can do is try reducing your energy use. For example, unplugging your cell phone and laptop chargers when you aren’t using them can help to conserve energy. Making sure that you turn off the lights when you leave a room can also make a huge impact. Heading to the grocery store? Try to remember a reusable shopping bag so that you can pass on the plastic. Small changes in our daily routine can go a long way!

Plant a Tree

Such a fun and rewarding activity to do during a time like this! Trees don’t just suck up harmful carbon, they are the building blocks of entire ecosystems, drivers of plant and animal success, and key components of a dependable water cycle. Not only will you be providing a new home for plants and animals to thrive in, but you’ll also have a beautiful new tree in your yard to admire!

Shop Wisely

Eco-shopping can be difficult at times, but there are so many ways to be a smart shopper! Our biggest piece of advice is to avoid buying products that you don’t need. Take time to consider if the product that you buy will add value to your life or not. Try taking a few weeks to think about if it’s a need or a want, then make your purchasing decision.

Reduce Reuse Recycle

You probably have heard of the “three R’s” of waste management. Reduce, reuse, recycle.

1.) Have you heard the saying - less is more? That couldn’t be more true when trying to reduce your waste and impact on the environment.

2.) A huge part of the concept of going-green is based on reusing old stuff. Eco-shoppers must seek out products that are made from previously used packaging so that they can reuse the packaging over and over again. If you can reuse it, don’t toss it out!

3.) Make sure you check the packaging on products you buy or things you consume from the grocery store. If it can be recycled, recycle it! 

Conserve Water

You can conserve water every day. Here are a few easy ways to start conserving: turn off the water while you brush your teeth, take shorter showers, regularly check your pipes for leaks, and only run your dishwasher when it’s full.

How are you using Earth Day as a way to positively impact the environment?