4 Fun Ways to Celebrate #EarthDay This Year

By bonneville on April 20, 2023
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Every year on April 22, people worldwide celebrate Earth Day and all its offerings. The event started in 1970 by Gaylord Nelson, a US senator from Wisconsin, to raise awareness about human activities on the planet. It is recognized all over the world to promote protecting this precious planet and preserving it for future generations. 

Celebrities from Jane Fonda, Paul McCartney, and Miley Cyrus have all used their platform to promote saving the planet through activism, lifestyle choices, and generous donations. Here are easy ways to follow their lead and celebrate this special day. 

1- Go Outside!

The best way to celebrate our planet is to be out in it! Going outside doesn’t have to be a big ordeal. Even spending time in your backyard and enjoying the sun (or clouds) can be a great way to show your gratitude for this planet. 

Invite someone you love to join you to make memories together. To make your time even more impactful for the planet, carry gloves and a trash bag to pick up any trash you find.  

2- Jam Out to Earth Day Songs

So many songs celebrate our planet, and it’s hard to narrow it down to just a few! Listening to music can help inspire you to act up and do something impactful for the planet. Here are some of our favorite pieces for Earth Day:  

  • “Oh What a World 2.0” by Kacey Musgraves
  • “Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology)” by Marvin Gaye
  • “Where Do the Children Play” by Cat Stevens
  • “Big Yellow Taxi” by Joni Mitchell
  • “After the Goldrush” by Neil Young
  • “Landscape is Changing” by Depeche Mode
  • “Another World” by Antony and the Johnsons
  • “What a Wonderful World” by Jon Batiste
  • “The 3 R’s” by Jack Johnson 
  • “(Nothing But) Flowers” – Talking Heads

Check out this resource for even more Earth Day songs

3- Update Your Home to be More Eco-Friendly

You can make simple updates to your home to save energy and reduce your carbon footprint. Get the whole family involved to take stock of what you use, buy, and throw out to see if there are ways to reduce your consumption or waste. Every little bit makes a big difference! 

Saving energy in your home helps the environment and saves you a ton of money in utility costs. Some simple changes to your lighting can help, or you can switch to using energy-efficient appliances. 

You might also eat less meat or purchase reusable bags and water bottles to reduce waste. When possible, buy secondhand items or search for eco-friendly brands that use recycled materials. 

4- Join an Earth Day Event!  

For people in Salt Lake, check out these events happening over the weekend to celebrate Earth Day in your community.  

There are a lot of local organizations that could use your support year-round, too! Don’t make Earth Day something to celebrate once a year: our planet is worth fighting for every day. 

How are you going to celebrate? Tag #EarthDay in a post to share with your friends and family how they can celebrate too! 

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