April 22nd is Earth Day, and while it’s a holiday that started in the 1970s, it’s more important now than ever before. Our planet is experiencing drastic negative changes due to our actions, and Earth Day is an important reminder of the changes we need to make now. We should make caring for the planet a high priority, and we need to share the enthusiasm about doing so with others, especially the younger generation.

This year, make a point to pick at least one fun way to celebrate the planet and learn how we can help protect it going forward.

Often, people don’t think about environmental changes until someone introduces them to them. Everyone interested in protecting the planet can play an essential role in helping to spread the message and recruit others to the cause.

Here are some fun ways to celebrate and share about Earth Day:

  • Post on social media to let people know some facts about Earth Day and things they can do to help care for the planet. For example, make the next car you buy an electric one, and save water usage daily.
  • Get involved in a beach or community cleanup. Join one that has already been planned, or take the initiative to organize one.
  • Read a book related to environmentalism or give one to someone. A good pick is “Dry,” by Stephon Stewart, which offers a sci-fi look at what the planet will be like if we don’t change our environmental habits now.
  • Hold a small group event or Earth Day birthday. Keep the whole event environmentally friendly and provide information about caring for the planet.
  • Contact a local elementary school and offer to do a free presentation on recycling so that kids begin learning such actions at a young age.
  • Plant a tree in the yard or community and encourage others to plant a tree in honor of the special day.
  • Get involved with local environmental organizations or donate to support the work they do.
  • Attend a community Earth Day festival to support vendors and speakers sharing positive vibes and goods to help protect the planet.
  • Choose one thing to change this year that will benefit the planet. This can be anything from reducing driving or recycling more to opting for Meatless Mondays to purchasing more second-hand items over new ones.
  • Pick an area of your community to “adopt,” and keep clean on a regular basis. Once a month, do a clean up of the area, and plant some native wildflowers if possible.

Check out more ways to celebrate Earth Day, from ways to get the kids involved to making your kitchen more sustainable, we’ve got lots of ways to embrace this day!

“We have to make changes to protect our environment, and it starts with us.”




10 Great Ways to Celebrate and Share About Earth Day written by Stephon Stewart

Stephon Stewart is a director, writer, artist, and academic. The stories Stewart creates are metaphysical narratives and fantasy thrillers that implement Nostradamus themes. His concern for the future of humanity has inspired him to write a trilogy of scripts called DRY, WET, and ICE. Stewart’s original adventure fantasy script, DRY, was adapted into a 186-page graphic novel with art by David Cousens and lettering by Kuen Tang. DRY was acquired by one of the UK’s leading publishers in the industry, Markosia, and is now available at TARGET, Barnes & Noble, Amazon.


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