Simple Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Hands holding a plant in soil

Earth Day (April 22) is the perfect time to reflect about what you are doing to help protect the environment. This year’s theme is ‘Invest in our Planet. What will you do?’ There are so many ways in which we can make a difference. Find the true meaning of the day by capturing its spirit and making it a part of your life long after you’ve turned April’s page on the calendar.

Begin the day by challenging your family members to take the fastest shower or use the least amount of bath water to get clean! Turn off the tap while you brush your teeth. Track the water you use in a given day and think about how you can improve on it.

Make an eco-statement with your clothes on Earth Day. Wear outfits in green, brown or blue colours to show your support for Mother Earth. Flaunt a T-shirt or bag with messages like “Plant a Tree”, “Save Earth”, etc., or animal prints like zebra and leopard prints, or flower and butterfly wing designs.

Organize a recycling drive in your neighbourhood. Collect paper, plastic, glass and e-waste for recycling.

Do your friends have books and board games that are no longer being used? Organize a swap party — a great way to get “new” games and books without new products being manufactured.

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