Earth Day Ideas

April 22nd 2020 will be an Earth Day like none other! This year’s Earth Day is focused on individual action, change, and projects rather than the large gathering projects that Earth Days of the year’s past have been.

Our Earth Day Idea List:

• Create a compost pile if you are able to. Composting can help reduce your landfill waste and provide nutrients to your garden & soil. https://www.naturespath.com/…/blog/the-basics-of-composting/

• Plant something! Maybe a tree, vegetable or herb garden, or even some flowers. If you can’t plant where you are, consider donating to an organization that will plant such as Arbor Day or Canopy Project.
https://action.earthday.org/donate_canopyproject

• Consider recycling more. Find more information (including where you can take things that are actually recyclable) at this link: https://earth911.com/recycling-center-search-guides/

•You can also find free recycling programs through TerraCycle for things you may be throwing away.
https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/brigades

• Reuse and re-purpose things! If you can’t and do not need something any more, consider donating the items.
https://www.recyclart.org/

• Have extra time on your hands? Perhaps try to fix that leaky faucet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DX-OLwqFdHI

• Create bird feeders using milk or juice cartons or even pine cones.
https://boulderlocavore.com/diy-milk-carton-bird-feeders/
https://www.thespruce.com/pine-cone-bird-feeder-385750

• Make and display window signs for Earth Day.
https://www.earthday.org/act…/make-an-earth-day-window-sign/

• Buy from local farmers. For example the Worthington Farmers’ Market is open for prepaid order pick up on Saturdays.
There also may be farms local to you offering delivery of their products.
https://rb.gy/lqimmi

• Get outside if you can. Take a walk around your neighborhood. While you’re walking pick up litter and recycle what you can. You can even create a scoring system for items collected.
https://www.physicaleducationupdate.com/…/Ideas_Trash_Walk.…

• Learn about animals & plants that are native to your area. Ohio has many field guides online such as the one below.
https://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/…/publi…/id%20guides/pub344.pdf

• Clear the storm drain in front of your house. Any debris will stop water from draining as it should and will contribute to flooding. Any trash you may find at the storm drain is in danger of going directly into waterways.

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