With global warming melting the icebergs and the ozone layer shrinking in size, we are living in times which require us to care for our planet even more than ever. That’s why we should celebrate occasions like Earth Day. But we shouldn’t just throw a party or organize a festival. During this holiday we should focus more on helping our planet! So, if you want to celebrate Earth Day 2023 but you don’t know how to do that, here are some of our suggestions.
What is Earth Day?
Earth Day is a holiday celebrated on 22nd of April each year. The idea behind this event is to support environmental protection. The theme for Earth Day 2023 is: Invest In Our Planet. The main points of the Earth Day campaign are:
- Increasing climate literacy,
- Reducing the use of plastic,
- Planting more trees,
- Cleaning the world (communities, beaches, rivers, lakes, trails, parks),
- Changing fashion into more sustainable.
Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 in San Francisco. It became an international event just a year later, when it was officially announced as an annual event of the UN.
How to celebrate Earth Day 2023?
There are many ways to celebrate this holiday. You may start with a local cleanup action – the idea behind these events is to go to a natural environment, such as a forest, and collect all the garbage left there by humans. You can check the nearby cleanup actions on the official Earth Day website.
Another way to celebrate the 2023 Earth Day is to plant a tree yourself. We need trees to produce oxygen and decompose carbon dioxide, so every tree makes a difference. If you don’t have a garden where you can plant your own tree, try to look for large scale planting events around you. Maybe you can join in and cooperate with other people trying to save our planet?
Leave your car for the day. You can celebrate the Earth Day by simply not using your car on the 22nd of April – this might seem like a small step, but it brings us closer to a better future. Plus, if others like you decide to give their cars a break, the carbon footprint for the day will be reduced significantly.
Find some Earth Day volunteering opportunities. You will connect with other likely-minded people plus you will get to do something positive for our planet. If you don’t know where to look for this kind of information, try using social media – maybe there are some groups on Facebook where you can find out more? Or perhaps there are maps in YouMap which have all the eco-friendly events marked? Help build ecofriendly databases for fellow volunteers like this Recycling and Composting map on YouMap! Try reaching out to different communities and you will surely find an opportunity to volunteer in a 2023 Earth Day event.
Build a birdhouse. Celebrate Earth Day by helping the animals in your area. Building a birdhouse may take you a couple of hours, but it can save its tenants a couple of years of their lives! Additionally, you can have fun building it, so it’s a combination of an environmentally positive activity with leisure!
Now you know when Earth Day is and have a couple of ideas on how to celebrate it. It doesn’t matter whether you decide to celebrate with a tiny gesture, or to do it by volunteering for a big event – your actions will aid the planet, so do not hesitate!
And if you want to become even more eco friendly, check our article on sustainable travel.