Earth Day is the perfect opportunity to show some love to our planet! Taking place this Saturday, Earth Day is a global event that happens every year on April 22.
Relay Education encourages people to take small steps towards sustainability. Earth Day is a perfect opportunity to make positive changes for a greener future. By working together to protect the planet, we can make a real difference.
If you’re looking for some fun and easy ways to get involved this Earth Day, on April 22, here are five ideas to try.
1. Go for a hike in nature or walk in your local park
Spending time in nature is a great way to appreciate the beauty of our planet and connect with the environment. Whether you go for a hike in a nature reserve or local park, spending time outside can help you feel more grounded and connected to the world around you.
If you’re not sure where to go, do a quick online search for parks or nature reserves in your area. You might be surprised at how many hidden gems are waiting to be discovered.
2. Watch a documentary about the environment
There are plenty of great documentaries out there that explore environmental issues and conservation efforts around the world. Watching a documentary can be a great way to learn more about these important topics and inspire you to take action.
Here are 4 kid friendly documentaries to watch:
“Our Planet” – Another documentary series narrated by Sir David Attenborough, “Our Planet” explores the diversity of habitats and wildlife on Earth and the impact of climate change on the planet. It’s available on Netflix in Canada.
“The Lorax” – This animated movie, based on the book by Dr. Seuss, tells the story of a forest creature who speaks for the trees and fights against the destruction of his home. It’s available to rent or buy on various streaming platforms.
“Chasing Coral” – This documentary follows a team of divers, scientists, and photographers as they document the devastating effects of coral bleaching on the world’s coral reefs. It’s available on Netflix in Canada.
“The Biggest Little Farm” – This documentary follows a couple who leave the city to start a farm using sustainable and regenerative farming methods. It’s available to rent or buy on various streaming platforms.
3. Take part in a beach or park clean-up
If you live near a beach or park, consider participating in a clean-up event to help remove trash and other debris. It’s a great way to show your appreciation for nature and keep our planet clean.
Check your local community, city or town websites as they will normally list clean-up events. You can also organize one yourself with friends and family. A lot of group organizations will also host public clean ups you can get involved with.
4. Cook a meatless meal using local ingredients
The food we eat has a big impact on the environment, and choosing to eat more vegetarian and vegan meals can be a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Vegetarian meals are also generally healthier and can be more affordable than meals that include meat.
Try to use locally sourced ingredients as much as possible. This can help to reduce the carbon emissions from transportation and support local farmers in your community. Make your meal with someone – sharing food is part of community and connection!
5. Take a tech-free day and spend the day outside
One of the best ways to celebrate Earth Day is to spend time outside without any distractions. Take a break from your phone, computer, and other electronic devices and spend some time connecting with nature. This can also be a great thing to enjoy with friends or family. Connect with others in person and enjoy nature together.
Earth Day, Every Day
Relay Education believes small actions can add up to make a big impact when it comes to creating a greener future. It’s very important for large-scale action on environmental issues to happen, it’s also important to see the power of individual actions. For instance, reducing plastic usage, opting for energy-efficient light bulbs, or using public transportation instead of driving, can all make a difference in reducing carbon emissions and protecting the environment.
This Earth Day, take some time to appreciate the beauty of our planet and find a way to give back in your own unique way.