This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. While usual community and volunteer activities will have to wait, here are 5 pandemic-smart actions you can take for the Earth from your home.
1. Plant a tree.
If digging a hole in your yard is not feasible, donate to One Tree Planted. One-dollar plants one tree -it doesn’t get any easier than that.
2. Be take-out aware
If you are ordering take-out, be sure to let the restaurant know you do not need utensils. While the coronavirus has caused uncertainty in our community and world, single-use plastic utensils are undeniably unnecessary.
3. Start your own veggie garden.
If there was any time to sit and watch plants grow, now is the time. Maybe just plant a herb garden this year, and then grow into something bigger as you get more experience.
4. Cook a climate friendly meal.
What better time to try new recipes? With simple changes to your grocery list, you can create positive change for our planet every day.
5. Join Earth Day from anywhere.
Mark your calendar and binge watch Earth Day Live on April 22-24. No subscription needed.
In a time of crisis, thinking about Earth Day may be low on the priority list for many people, but with a few simple actions we can keep pushing forward and create resilient communities and a healthy world for future generations.