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Posted on April 22, 2024

Celebrate Earth Day: Protect Our Planet and Embrace a Sustainable Future

Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22nd and is a global movement with a mission raise awareness about environmental protection.

Earth Day History

The first Earth Day was on April 22, 1970! This day was created to “give birth to a broad new movement to protect the planet”, according to the official Earth Day website.

Since that day, many laws have been passed and created, all in the name of protecting the planet from harm! Some of these laws you may already be familiar with, such as EPA (Environmental and Protection Act), and have been adopted worldwide in the global pursuit of keeping our water and air clean, protecting endangered species and much more.

How Can You Participate?

How can you get involved?

There are so many ways for you to partake in Earth Day and show your support for this amazing movement! Any participation is important and contributes to creating a healthy and sustainable earth for all!

Plant a Tree

Planting a tree is a classic Earth Day activity for a reason! Trees are an essential part of our environment as they not only cool down our atmosphere, they also decrease a city’s temperature by up to 10 degrees, clean our air, provide us with oxygen and SO much more! If you need any inspiration for planting trees, check out the National Trust: Tilly Plants a Tree.

Ride a Bike Instead!

One way to really help contribute to Earth Day is but cutting down on carbon and other harmful emissions that come from public transit and other vehicles. Riding your bike to school or work can help reduce air pollution that contributes to global warming. Don’t worry if you don’t know how to ride a bike, Bert didn’t either! Learn alongside him in Frank and Bert: The One Where Bert Learns to Ride a Bike.

Shop Smart

A great way to participate in Earth Day (and every other day) is by sourcing your clothing from ethical and environmentally-friendly places. One way to do this is by online shopping. Not only is it extremely convenient, it has actually been shown that shopping online takes about 30% less energy than in-store shopping! Join Maya on her own version of discovering environmentally smart clothing in Earth Friends: Fair Fashion, and browse the rest of the Earth Friends series for more stories about discovering how one act can help contribute to a healthier environment.

Stay Informed and Up to Date on the Environment

There’s nothing like doing your own research! The more we understand, the more we can appreciate and contribute to our environment. Learn about different ecosystems, plants, environments and everything else this world has to offer us. Discover new and exciting plants and trees in National Trust: Out and About Tree Explorer, learn how to create beautiful flowers that grow all around us by using the National Trust: Nature Origami, or take a look at some of the earth’s more treacherous environments by reading How To Survive Anywhere: Staying Alive in the World’s Most Extreme Places.

Our earth has so much to offer us, and we only get one! It’s up to us to protect it, so take part in Earth Day this April 22 and use your voice to spread the word! Browse our curated Earth Day list content that is perfect for those looking to learn more about the environment!

Do you have other ideas of how to participate in Earth Day? We would love to hear them! Send your ideas to [email protected] or tag us on our socials @nosycrow.

 

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