Earth Day is April 22 and if you’re anything like us, you will be celebrating the day by thinking about ways to make more sustainable choices. If you’re new to sustainability habits, then you may want to honor the day to kick off your new habits to reduce waste, learn about recycling, protect natural resources, or make a difference in your community.
Earth Day is all about connecting communities for the greater good for the health of our planet. The world’s first Earth Day was in 1970 when 20 million Americans mobilized to call for greater protection for the planet, according to earthday.org. Today Earth Day is celebrated around the globe to shed light on and tackle new challenges facing the planet. Earthday.org’s mission is to work with partners around the world to innovate and take on climate change to meet a goal for a zero-carbon future.
The larger missions of Earth Day can sometimes feel overwhelming but there are small things we can each do to make a difference and will create new habits that go beyond Earth Day. If you’re looking for a way to mark the day, keep reading for some creative ways to do just that!