1. Earth Day.
Earth Day is celebrated on April 22. It celebrates and supports protecting our planet. It was first celebrated in 1970 and is coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network. It is celebrated in over 192 countries each year. Learn about this holiday.
2. April 22.
The date was chosen to maximize participation on college campuses. It missed both spring break and final exams. Find out what local colleges / universities are doing for this holiday. Can the public participate? If so, find out how.
3. Earth Anthem.
Abhay Kumar’s “Earth Anthem’ has been translated into eight languages, including all official languages of the United Nations. Listen to it. What other songs reflect the holiday?
4. Earth Day Network.
From an online leadership guide to events and activities, the network contains many resources. Explore the site.
5. Communicate through stories.
Read “The Lorax” or another book that discusses the issues of protecting our planet. How can you relate the story to Earth Day? Read and discuss the possibilities with kids to get their views and ideas.
Providing service is a great way to celebrate the holiday. Check to see if your community, school or organization is planning on doing something for this holiday. You can also check out the EPA’s ideas for service.
In the past, my girls have helped pick up trash, spread mulch over park trails to protect the land and worked to remove invasive plants at the Indiana Dunes.
7. Involve your family / organization.
Look through crafts and activities to include others in celebrating Earth Day. Choose and do one or more of these.
8. Raise awareness.
Find a way to raise awareness for Earth Day. This might include making posters, flyers or even a video about the holiday and / or ways to protect our planet.
9. Beyond Earth Day.
The service and activities that you do to celebrate the holiday can be continued throughout the year. Make a plan to do so!
SUPP_Earth_What Can I Do.pdf
- Blank sheets to write or draw your own PLUS a starting list to start thinking
- Draw the earth like you would like to see it
- A few printables to share on Earth Day
- Word Find: Earth Day
- Word Find: Recyclables
Sites to Explore
To download a PDF of this badge program, click here: EP_Earth Day