The 50th Anniversary of Earth Day has arrived. Under normal circumstances, we would encourage you to get outside to help clean up our nature areas, support your local farmer’s market or join an earth day celebration. Instead we invite you to find creative ways to celebrate Planet Earth from your home, and make a difference. Here are three simple ideas:
- write a love letter to Earth – it can a be a poem, letter, song or drawing expressing gratitude and a promise to do at least one thing for the planet
- share your favorite sustainability practices with family and friends – go further and turn it into a month long challenge (find and join established environmentally conscious challenges at ecochallenge.org)
- take action – Earthday.org invites everyone to join their 24 Hours of Action
The pandemic is reminding of us how health and environment are intricately connected. We may be isolated in our homes, but together we can make positive changes that impact the world.
Here are a few resources for Earth Day activities and celebrations happening on Earth Day and throughout the month of April:
- Digital Earth Day Events -worldwide listing of celebrations
- A Stay-at-Home Mural Festival for our Planet hosted by Seawall.org, brings together creativity and learning to inspire a more sustainable way of life.
- Earth Day 2020 Film Festival – 12 free films to watch on Docuseek through May 1. Other film festivals include One Earth Day Mini Virtual Film Festival and The Earth Day Film Festival – both festivals require registration to watch free streaming videos and discussions.
Thank you for caring about our earth. Happy Earth Day 2020!
Learn more about the history of Earth Day. Or dig into an Earth Day related book that was handpicked for you by one of our librarians.