10 Healthy Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

It may not be as popular as some other commercialized holidays are, but Earth Day is one that deserves our attention. Scheduled for this Sunday, April 22, Earth Day is a way for all of us to celebrate, appreciate and give back to our little blue speck floating through the skies.

This year, to celebrate Earth Day we’re spending the day with our team, community volunteers, and residents of Carpenter Place to build vegetable gardens, with a grant made possible from Kalso Earth Shoes.

What are you doing?

There aren’t really decorations to buy, traditional recipes to prepare, or gifts to give, but there is plenty you can do to a part of Earth Day. And we’d like to help start the brainstorm.

1. Run on solar power. Keep the lights off on Sunday and don’t run any appliances that you don’t have to.

2. Actually run. Or pedal, or walk, or skip. In other words, keep the car parked at home and use your feet to get around the neighborhood.

3. Shop local. Hit your farmers market, sort your CSA box, or hit the local produce section at the grocery store and prepare only foods made with locally sourced ingredients. That means no guacamole if you live in Nebraska!

4. Plant a garden. Planting even one tomato plant can make a huge difference on your carbon footprint. A simple container garden, or several raised beds, either way you’ll reap the benefits.

5. Plant a tree. This is a project the whole family will enjoy. Beautify your yard or add a fruit tree for healthy snacks at arm’s reach.

6. Be a vegetarian. We’re not suggesting you change your lifestyle overnight, but indulge in meatless meals all day Sunday.

7. Workout outside. Be a part of nature and take your yoga, cardio, or even weights outside.

8. Recycle. If you’ve never started, this is the perfect day to do so. Organize your containers, decide if you’ll drop off or use a pick-up service, and learn what can and can’t be recycled.

9. Start composting. You can use this rich homegrown soil for your own gardens or to contribute to a neighbor’s. It’s an ideal way to dispose of food waste.

10. Donate your time. There are bound to be several Earth Day projects taking place in your community. Find one that interests you and give back.

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See more of our Earth Day coverage here!

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Emil P.
Emil Perera3 years ago

Thank u posting a valuable article

Sandi C.
Sandi C.3 years ago


Ivy C.
Ivy C.3 years ago

Happy Earth Day :)

Ash Ku
Ash Ku3 years ago

Thanks! These are great ideas to make a change on this beautiful Earth Day! :)

Samantha Mackie
Samantha Mackie3 years ago

great ideas! i love earth day

Sarah Helper
Sarah Mussa3 years ago

I want to plant a field of sunflowers.

Brenda Towers
Brenda Towers3 years ago

Every day is EARTH DAY!

Harsha Vardhana R

Thank you.

I have resolved to spread some awareness about solar cooking in my place

Kathy Perez
Kathy Johnson3 years ago

love it.. we plan to plant a tree

Cynthia Blais
cynthia B.3 years ago

celebrat Earth Day everyday volunenteer on your days offs to help clean up your community and yes grow what you can whereever you can