Earth Day first began in 1970 as a global initiative to promote environmental protection worldwide. Today, events are held in local communities, across the nation and even all over the globe to cut down on pollution, increase recycling initiatives, plant more trees and even clean up our waters. If you’re looking for some ways to get involved in Earth Day events locally, here are some great ideas.
Pick up trash on a hiking trail. Hit a trail for some outdoor exercise and do double duty cleaning up litter as you go. You’ll feel good about making the area more beautiful for fellow hikers and for the wildlife that lives in the park.
Plant a tree. Want to do your part to make sure that the area stays green for years to come? Plant a tree in the area and you’ll be able to watch as it grows and matures. One day, future generations will be able to enjoy your efforts!
Enjoy a run or walk outside. One of the best ways to celebrate Earth Day is by simply getting outside and enjoying the natural beauty around you. Instead of hitting the gym to run on the treadmill, take your workout outdoors and enjoy a run or walk along one of the scenic area roads or trails.
Volunteer at a community garden. Bring some beauty to the local community by volunteering to plant flowers, fruits or veggies at a community garden. Community gardens are wonderful assets that allow you to meet fellow environmentally conscious residents, get your hands dirty while working outdoors and even bring home some fresh produce once the fruits of your labor start to grow.