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8 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day 2021

Earth Day is held every year on April 22. It’s an opportunity to learn more about the environment we all live in, how it’s been changing, and what we can do to protect the planet for generations to come.

The theme for Earth Day 2021 is Restore Our EarthTM. That might sound like a massive undertaking. But there are easy ways every single person can get involved and make a difference. Earth Day is a great time to sit down as a family, or with your community and make a plan for ways you can help protect the earth and the priceless resources it provides us.

Here are 8 ideas to inspire you to make a difference and help Restore Our Earth.

  1. Donate to Earth Day’s Canopy Project and plant a tree in memory of someone, or in your family’s name. For every $1 you donate, can plant one tree. Trees are planted on every continent except Antarctica.
  2. Skip the meat and eat at least one plant-based meal each week. Compared to meat, plant foods have far less of an impact on the environment because they require fewer resources to grow, process, transport, and store. Curious about your family’s impact? Learn how the meals you eat affect the environment and find out how to shrink your “foodprint.” Need some plant-based meal inspiration? Try our recipe for Green Chile and Goat Cheese Quesadillas.
  3. Join the Great Global Cleanup. Grab your friends or family, sign up, and help clean up. Join a group in a planned location or pick a favorite spot in your neighborhood that could use some love. If you’re a runner (or walker) try picking up a few pieces of trash during your workout.
  4. Plant a garden. Growing your own vegetables and herbs is so rewarding. It’s also a great way to reduce your environmental footprint. If you have picky eaters at home, encourage them to plant a new vegetable and tend to it until it’s ready to harvest — it might provide the excitement and motivation to try something new! Make sure you support our pollinators by planting some bee-friendly plants too.
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