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Easy Earth Day Activities for Everyone

By Cherl Petso ecomii.com
April 15, 2010
File under: Environmental Concerns, Goals

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Excited for Earth Day?  Not sure what to do?  What if you don’t have the time or there just aren’t any local events that interest you?  Not to worry, there are plenty of things you can do from your home or on your own time.

For $10

  • Make a $10 donation (or more!) to Replanting the Rainforests, an organization collecting donations to help restore and permanently rebuild some of the 80% of the world’s native forests that have been destroyed.
  • Offset your carbon footprintCarbonfund.org allows you to see how much your carbon footprint is for your home, car, travel, or event and allows you to offset it. Or just select the Gift option to choose your offset in $10 increments (it’s tax deductible!).
  • Go see Disneynature’s first film: Earth, adapted from the Emmy Award Winning Planet Earth, which follows three animal families and their journey.  During opening week Disney will plant a tree for each ticket purchased.

For Free

  • Volunteer at a community garden, animal sanctuary, or other pro-green organization.  Make a once a month commitment.
  • Start a green habit. Buy reusable bags, get biodegradable poop bags for your pooch, start timing your showers, carpool, walk, take the bus, whatever you’ve been meaning to do, use Earth Day as a green New Years Eve.
  • Plant something. Nothing feels greener than planting a tree or a garden.
  • Get outside!  Take a walk in the park or a hike in the woods and say thanks to Mother Nature up close.

To find events in your area, go to http://www.epa.gov/ and navigate to the interactive map.

 
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  1. Megan
    April 21, 2009 2pm UTC

    Great ideas – thanks so much for sharing!

    Another free action is to visit new socially conscious website – http://www.everywun.com

    By taking free, fun and easy actions, you can plant a small forest for Earth Day without moving from your seat!

  2. Kristina
    April 21, 2009 2pm UTC

    Solar fountains allow you to incorporate water in your outdoor “green” living areas. No power cords, no electricity, just water flowing via solar power! Check out the solar fountains today.

  3. Brytani
    April 22, 2009 8am UTC

    A great way to celebrate earthday is to take one small step to go green around your house. When we found out that store bought candles were made from oil sludge and put carcinogens, reproductive and neuro toxinsin the air, we replaced them all with soy candles and tarts. We got rid of all the other candles, sprays and plug-ins around the house. Its a small, but proactive way to go green for yourself and loved ones. I have also found that the soy candles are cleaner, if i spill them, they wash out with soap and water! i love nature! We get ours from SoyScentral.com. thanks for the great ideas and happy earth day!!

  4. Cherl
    April 22, 2009 10am UTC

    Brytani, that’s a great step! It’s the little things that add up. Great info about candles too.

    Happy Earth Day!

  5. Cherl
    April 22, 2009 10am UTC

    Thanks Megan, Everywun is one of my favorite people to follow on twitter. Happy Earth Day!

 
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