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Earth Day

Thank you for a wonderful virtual Earth Day! Check back later for details about Earth Day 2021!

Earth Day

This year, we’re celebrating Earth Day digitally. April 22, 2020 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! We hope you will join us in learning about some ways you can help the Earth right from at home. 

JOIN THE EARTH CHALLENGE 2020


Earth Challenge 2020 is a global citizen science initiative that will demonstrate how small acts of science can add up to global change. Using a mobile app and open citizen science data, EC2020 will empower people around the world to help monitor and mitigate threats to environmental and human health.

VIRTUAL CELEBRATION


Join us on our social media as we premier fun and educational videos to celebrate Earth Day!

 

CONSERVATION ACTIONS


Though we may be unable to celebrate in person, we can still be stewards of our environment. No matter your age, you can make a difference! Check out all the various ways you can help.

Ways You Can Make a Difference

Everyone can influence change, no matter their age. Here are some ways you can make a difference based on your age.

3-7 Years

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We can all work together to make Earth a cleaner and better place to live. We can make good choices every day to help keep the Earth clean and protect our Ecosystems, even when we are at home! Check out these three simple actions:


  • Nasa Climate Kids is a great resource for kids to learn ways they can help the planet and reduce their carbon footprint. Learn more HERE.
  • Reduce your energy and water usage by turning off lights when you leave a room, and turning off the water when you’re brushing your teeth. Energy Star Kids is a fun, interactive website for kids to learn where energy and electricity comes from and ways they can conserve it.
  • Create a fun up-cycled CD craft to help reduce bird collisions. Learn how HERE.

8-13 Years

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We can all work together to make Earth a cleaner and better place to live. We can make good choices every day to help keep the Earth clean and protect our Ecosystems, even when we are at home! Check out these three simple actions:


  • Nasa Climate Kids is a great resource for kids to learn ways they can help the planet and reduce their carbon footprint. Learn more HERE.
  • Reduce your energy by unplugging electronics you’re not using. Learn where energy and electricity comes from and ways you can conserve it through Energy Star Kids.
  • Bees are essential for a healthy ecosystem. Learn how you can make a bee condo for them HERE.

14-17 Years

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Making small changes add up to making a big difference. These changes can protect our environment and create a healthy, more sustainable future. There are lots of good ways to do this! Below are ways to take action for the planet while practicing social distancing:


  • Water and energy use influence each other. Electricity or gas is used to heat water, so the less hot water you use, the less energy needed. Reduce your water usage by taking shorter showers, and turning off the faucet when brushing your teeth.
  • Reduce your energy usage by turning off lights when you leave a room, and unplugging electronics that are not being used.
  • Create a wildflower garden to be a home for beautiful flowers and awesome animals! Find out how HERE.

18+ Years

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Though we may be limited in where we can go, we are not limited in exercising our responsibility to act for environmental health. We can use this solitary time to develop new habits that are better for the planet. Below are ways to take action for the planet while practicing social distancing:


  • The best way to enact change is to hold yourself accountable! Use carbonfootprint.com to calculate your carbon footprint and make lifestyle adjustments to lower it.
  • When you’re shopping for new appliances, look for ones that are energy-efficient to reduce your use of water and energy.
  • Turn your thermostat off when you leave the house, or invest in a smart thermostat.
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