April 20, 2020
Although we’re all practicing social distancing, that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate Earth Day on April 22! While many in-person Earth Day celebrations are cancelled, here are a few ways you can still safely celebrate the 50th anniversary of the event.
• Build a bird house or bird feeder out of recycled materials like an old cardboard box or milk jug.
• Go on a (social-distancing) nature scavenger hunt. Look online for a list of plants, trees, bugs and birds in our area that you can be on the lookout for!
• Craft a nature collage: Make an all-natural art collage with things you’ve found on your nature scavenger hunt, like leaves, pressed flowers, pieces of bark and other small items.
• Brainstorm energy-friendly ideas around the house: Switching to LED bulbs, turning off the AC when you’re not home, etc.
• Get outside! However you choose to spend your Earth Day, make sure to get outside at least once. Spending time outside is good for your health and well-being.
This year in particular, I’m especially grateful for nature, sunshine and fresh air. Spending time outside during the coronavirus pandemic has been a much needed escape from living rooms across the nation and World. So, spend a little extra time outside this Earth Day and celebrate all of the things that our Earth offers.
“The environment is where we all meet; where we all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.”
-Lady Bird Johnson