Earth Day 2020 is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22nd to demonstrate support for the environment. As we celebrate the 50th year of this important movement, we should be aware of the positive changes we can make by engaging in sustainable Earth Day activities throughout the year.
Those who enjoy relaxing outdoors tend to be at the forefront when it comes to the conservation and sustainable treatment of our natural resources. Our lakes, rivers, oceans, mountain ranges, beaches, forests, valleys; The health and livelihood of our preferred outdoor locations and residents is exposed to a lack of threats – pollution, climate change, population growth, resource depletion, urbanization, overexploitation, and environmental degradation. Here are some Earth Day activities to help you reduce your environmental footprint not just on Earth Day 2020, but on a daily basis.
- Find out about key issues affecting our aquatic resources and how you can play an active role in protecting these resources through appropriate conservation practices.
- Practice sustainable fishing methods to protect the fisheries and marine ecosystems of future generations.
- Go for reusable. Avoid the consumption of single-use plastics like water bottles, grocery bags, plastic utensils, and production bags.
- Make your own homemade goods and buy in bulk to cut down on plastic packaging.
- To collect the trash.
- Plant a tree.
- Plant a garden.
- Reduce your carbon footprint by walking or cycling instead of driving.
- Buy organic products and products from the region.
- Replace paper towels with cloth napkins or kitchen towels.
- Switch to soap and shampoo bars and toothpaste tablets.
- If eating out, bring your own Tupperware for leftovers.
- Use environmentally friendly cleaning products that are free from harmful chemicals. Make your own in a reusable glass bottle.
- Promote sustainable practices in your home, with your family and friends.
Enjoy these Earth Day activities and share them with others so they can get involved in the world’s largest environmental movement!
Alycia Downs is a freelance content creator and avid athlete who contributes to numerous publications promoting tourism, fishing, and the outdoors. Alycia is a member of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association and is an active contributor to nonprofit conservation and fishing organizations. Visit her personal blog at tideandtale.com or on Instagram @tideandtale.