Easy Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

By Laura Miller, Publisher of Macaroni Kid Appleton-Waupaca-Oshkosh April 14, 2019
April 22 is Earth Day. Celebrated worldwide, it is a day all about protecting our environment. Some areas even celebrate the whole week leading up to Earth Day! Check your local Macaroni Kid calendar to find Earth Day/Week events near you. And remember, you can celebrate Earth Day EVERY day by doing just a few easy things:

At Home
  • Work on ways to reduce food waste, including meal planning, storing items properly, finding new ways to use leftovers, and preserving food you can’t use fast enough by freezing, canning, or dehydrating.
  • Turn off lights when you leave a room and shut off water when you’re not using it.
  • Buy dry goods in bulk since it typically uses less packaging.
  • Start seeds and map out your family’s garden, or sign up for a CSA to cut down on the carbon footprint of your grocery bill.
  • Review which recyclables your local facility accepts, as they may add to their list periodically.
  • Take a walk/hike and enjoy being in nature. Bring a pair of gloves and a bag so you can pick up any trash you find along the way.
  • Start a compost bin to use in your garden and flowerbeds.
  • Make or buy a rain barrel and use the water you collect to water your plants.
  • Learn about invasive species in your area and what you can do to help.
At School
  • Find out what your school currently recycles and if there is anything else you can add.
  • Talk with your school about alternative recycling programs that accept snack bar wrappers, juice pouches, and even offer fundraising options.
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