Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22nd. It was founded in 1970 in order to draw attention to the environmental movement and it has since come to be celebrated in more than 190 countries. Below are some ways you might consider celebrating Earth Day this year.
According to wikiHow, one of the best ways to celebrate the holiday is to reduce, reuse, and recycle. You can start by taking up a collection for recyclables in your neighborhood. For example, you might collect e-waste from around the house—including old cell phones, computers, and other electronics—to take to your local e-waste recycling facility.
Care for plants and animals. Because Earth Day takes place around the same time as Arbor Day, you might consider planting a tree to mark both occasions. You’ll want to find a hearty soil in a sunny area. For most plants, you should start them in a pot before moving outside. You can also plant wildflowers like milkweed, pansies, lavender, sage, lilies, and more.
Finally, read up on the environment! One of major reasons the environmental movement was founded was because of Rachel Carson’s 1962 Silent Spring, an exposé-style book that demonstrated the damage people and industries were doing to the environment. Look for information from governmental organizations and universities to learn more about what you can do. At Shults Toyota, we can’t wait to celebrate Earth Day.