This year is the 50th time Earth Day is celebrated around the world. Probably all the in-person events that were organized to celebrate it now are cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we can still find ways to honor Earth, enjoy its beauty, and do something to benefit our planet.
The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay explains: “Fifty years ago, there was no Environmental Protection Agency, no Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act and Clean Water Act were not yet officially signed into law. Rivers were burning, smog was suffocating our cities, and DDT was sprayed from airplanes across America. People were faced with the reality that while we only have one planet, the status quo will not allow us to continue to survive on it for long, thus, beginning an environmental revolution. Earth Day marks society’s unified response to our environmental crisis. Fast forward to 2020, and there is definitely, yet again, a need for environmental action”.
Adolescents have been always the ones that drive change in the world. Their idealism and power to pursue their dreams is limitless, and parents should promote it. They are the generation that will change the world. One of their mission is to keep making this planet a better place to live, changing the bad habits human kind has developed over the years, moving communities to heal the Earth. Celebrate this day with your family. Encourage them to participate in this quest of protecting the Earth.
Here are some activities you can do to celebrate Earth Day:
- Get outdoors. The weather is getting nicer and breathing in some fresh air will make your stay at home time much more enjoyable.
- Start your own garden. Working in the soil is good for your physical and mental health, and now that Spring is here, it is the best moment to start planting. Here you have some tips from a teenage gardener.
- Start a compost pile Composting is an easy way to reduce waste while improving your yard and garden soils. Here some resources about how to start composting in your backyard.
- Collect trash in your local park or neighborhood: Picking up litter is a fun, simple, free activity that can have instant results for your community.
- Stay home and attend virtual events. Here is a list of virtual events happening around the country to celebrate Earth day.
- Take a look at all these great list of Earth Day Activities for Teens and Tweens.
EARTH DAY IS EVERY DAY, AND ANYWHERE YOU ARE. ON APRIL 22, 2020 EARTH DAY GOES DIGITAL.
Learn more about the initiatives and events happening around the world visiting EarthDay.org