Plant or Hug a Tree
Find an organization to donate or get involved online in the global reforestation effort. Organizations such as One Tree Planted, allow you to choose your own project to be a part of for just one dollar. There are many online educational opportunities and resources for people of all ages to learn more about trees. The Morton Arboretum, a 1,700-acre living museum offers education materials for teachers and parents, self-exploration ideas for families, and programs for lifelong learners and gardeners.
Swim with Sharks (virtually of course)
Get up close and personal and experience the life the sea life with the National Aquarium in Baltimore. View livestreams of three of their exhibits, including the Blacktip Reef, Pacific Coral Reef and Jellyfish. The aquarium also allows you to interact with staff and learn more through their social media accounts. There’s also many other museums and gardens offering virtual tours due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can visit the museums across the nation right from your home with a quick online search.
Plant a Garden
With spring upon us, Earth Day is a great day to get started on a garden. Whether its flowers, vegetables, or herbs, anybody can make things grow. Take it a step further and upcycle by exploring items around your house that you can use as a planter. Items such as milk cartons, jars, or even tires work great!
Online Environmental Learning
What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to learn more about the environment? Organizations such as the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), are having virtual online learning sessions to celebrate National Environmental Education Week. Gain access to resources and learning materials and learn more about how you can celebrate at home.
Complete a Home Energy Audit
How much energy are you using in your home? Look around for opportunities to save money and energy by making small changes such as switching to LEDs, unplugging idle devices, or switching to a smart power strip. Even something as small as using a faucet aerator can help you save money on your utility bills.