We love that Earth Day has become such a widely recognized event and that so many individuals and companies make an effort to create awareness. But, as the adage goes, actions speak louder than words. So, we’ve outlined several ways you can become involved this Earth Day, regardless of where you live.
The Earth Day Network is running great campaign called A Billion Acts of Green. What we love most about it is that when you enter the Events section of the website, you’re provided a listing of Earth Day activities that are taking place near your zip code! It’s a great way to get involved in your community and also be a part of the global Earth Day conversation.
Lowe’s home improvement stores across the country are giving away one million trees on April 23 this year. Register your tree via their website and watch videos that will help you to properly plant and care for it.
About.com’s Green Living blog outlines a great list of activities you can do with kids to help celebrate Earth Day 2012. From building a papier-mache Earth to creating bird feeders with pinecones, these projects are a great way to get kids involved and teach them about Earth Day.
Target stores are celebrating Earth Month all April by providing eco-friendly tips and guides to some of their more eco-friendly products. Additionally, stop in to your local Target store on April 22 and receive a free reusable shopping bag while supplies last.
Of course, there are many, many more promotions, events and activities that are taking place all around the world on Earth Day, so we suggest searching online for ways you can participate in your town or neighborhood. Or, check with your local parks department to see if they are planning any events or accepting volunteers – just imagine how great it would feel to make a difference beyond just Earth Day!
Do you have any plans to celebrate the day? How is your community getting involved?