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.
- 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 footprint. Carbonfund.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.
- 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.