Easy Ways to Celebrate Earth Day


Earth Day is celebrating 51 years of advocating for the environment this year!

Beginning in 1970, this day was established to bring the idea of environmental advocacy to people’s attention around the world. Celebrated each year on April 22nd, Earth day is a great day to learn more about the world and our environmental impact we can have on it.

This year’s theme is “Restore our Earth.” Its focus is on natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems.

South Carolina’s DHEC has some great resources on things to do locally to make every day Earth day. 

There are also some easy things you can do right now at home to celebrate Earth Day:

  • Take a walk in your neighborhood or find a new trail.
  • Sign a petition online.
  • Donate to an environmental cause.
  • Write to your congressman about protecting the Earth.
  • Work in the yard then play hard. Or maybe make a birdhouse or bird feeder.
  • Online printables can help teach your kids about the environment and how we can protect it.
  • Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle in your home. 
  • Watch a documentary or movie about the Earth.
  • Read a book about the Earth, like Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax. 
  • Start a garden 

While most local organizations are not hosting in-person events this year, you can organize something on your own in your neighborhood, or attend something virtually!

You can find out more about Earth Day from earthday.org. This non-profit offers programs and education all year long about climate action, science and education, people and communizes, conservation and restoration, and plastic and pollution. You can find an event near you or donate to the cause. This year, you can follow along on their social media accounts for live talks and information from people all across the world. 

How do you celebrate Earth Day?


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Lisa is a transplant from the Midwest. She was born and raised in Kansas (yes, she has seen a tornado) and spent a few years in Ohio before moving to South Carolina in 2014. She holds a degree in Biology and works as a research assistant at the USC School of Medicine. Her career in science spans 11 years and she can't imagine a job anywhere else. She has also been married to her college sweetheart for 11 years. He is a professor at USC, so they are Gamecock fans by default. They are proud parents to a spunky 2.5 year old girl who keeps them on their toes. As a family, they enjoy being outside in the wonderful southern sun, gardening, playing tennis, and going to the beach. They also are parents to 2 fur babies who still aren't sure about their little sister.


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