Tips for celebrating at home
April 22, 2020 marks 50 years of celebrating Earth Day and the beginning of the modern environmental movement. Although a monumental day such as this is usually celebrated with festivals and mass gatherings, there are still plenty of ways to recognize this milestone and do good for the planet.
Discover the natural world in your own backyard.
Become a Citizen Scientist by observing wildlife and logging pictures using iNaturalist. Download the app, snap a picture, receive help identifying species and help scientists conducting global research.
Start a garden to grow your own vegetables or to support pollinators.
- Remember to protect beneficial insects by avoiding pesticides and using best integrated pest management practices.
- Keep organic waste out of landfills and create rich additive for your garden by starting a compost pile with green food scraps and yard waste.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Right
- Reduce the amount of waste you generate by choosing reusable alternatives and purchasing items with less packaging.
- Extend the life of products by reusing them; get creative by turning trash into treasure.
- Recycle right. Check with your local government about current recycling practices. Remember not to bag your recyclables and only put the specified items in your recycle bin.
Watch a new documentary, webinar or presentation to learn more about our environment and how to preserve it for future generations.
- Think globally by subscribing to national and world-wide environmental organizations. This website has compiled a list of several groups that educate on important causes around the world, making it simple to learn how you can support their efforts.
- Act locally. Subscribe to The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Blog for ways to get involved in our community. Input your email at the top right of this screen and click the link in the confirmation sent to your email from Wordpress.
Make Earth Day every day by continuing to practice environmentally friendly habits. If you would like more information on how to be green in the spirit of Earth Day or opportunities to get involved in our community, contact The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Department at 281.210.3800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.