Earth Day 2015- Ways To Get Involved

Earth Day 2015- Ways To Get Involved

Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970. It is celebrated worldwide annually on April 22nd with events to demonstrate support for environmental protection. There are lots of ways to get involved for Earth Day 2015. Here are 10 ideas to get you started.

Ways To Get Involved For Earth Day 2015

Earth Day 2015

Earth Day is all about raising awareness of environmental issues and doing something to support our environment. From small activities such as Earth Day crafts and games to joining Earth Day events to signing petitions, each action counts so get involved this Earth Day- April 22, 2015.

Participate In A Local Earth Day Event

What are you doing on Earth Day? Register your Earth Day event or search for Earth Day events in your area at Almost 1,000 events have been registered from gardening events to upcycling events to trash cleanup events and more. You can print out posters on saving Earth and hang it in your house or somewhere in your neighborhood to spread awareness and also encourage others to participate in the local events.

Join the Tom’s of Maine Natural Care Brigade with TerraCycle

Earth Day- recycle toys

Terracycle is a great way to get involved recycling items that usually would otherwise end up in the trash. Since I am a Tom’s of Maine ambassador, I happen to know that they have a Tom’s of Maine Natural Care Brigade with TerraCycle and in 2014, volunteers kept 11,000 pounds of personal care packaging out of landfills! Pretty awesome! You can get in on the recycling action at

Climate Petition

Earth Day Network has joined with other organizations in the promoting the largest climate petition ever, calling on all citizens to keep global temperature under the unacceptably dangerous rise level of 2 C. Join the largest climate petition to save the world. Tell local, national and international leaders to phase out carbon. Sign the petition at

LED Light Bulbs for Earth Day

If you haven’t done it yet, change to LED Light Bulbs for Earth Day. Really, they are just so much more efficient- 85% more efficient! This information graphic that ACE Hardware sent me illustrates the point well.

Take initiative to dispose of garbage

Taking initiative to dispose of garbage is a crucial part of being a responsible citizen. It also involves ensuring hazardous materials are taken care of in the proper manner. If you have a large amount of garbage to dispose of, you may want to consider renting a dumpster. Dumpster rentals (like roll off dumpster rentals) can assist in an easy and safe way to dispose of large amounts of waste. Doing so will keep our environment clean and safe.

Teach Kids About Earth Day

You can download a free Climate Education Toolkit for K-12 students at The Toolkit includes a week’s worth of lesson plans, activities, and contests. Each day covers a different theme related to climate change with two activities handpicked by Earth Day Network for your use. Your kids may also enjoy Nature Bingo Cards as an Earth Day game.

Keep Clothes Out Of Landfills

With, parents can donate gently used clothing and Schoola sells the items online with money going right back to the schools from where the items were collected.

Shop Green

Look for organic products, Fair Trade products, and eco-conscious brands that give a portion of profits back to caring for the earth. For example, sustainable socks offered by companies like swaggr are made with an average of 91% recycled plastic bottles i.e. a pair of socks is made from more than three bottles. They also tend to donate 1% of their revenue towards ocean conservation. Part of going green is to buy from responsible and sustainable brands.

Recycle and Upcycle

Hopefully, you already recycle. Try upcycling too for fun creative ways to reuse what would otherwise become trash.

Make It A Meat Free Day

Eating meat, especially beef, takes a heavy carbon toll. Try going meat free for Earth Day!

Make Everyday Earth Day

Try to adopt new green habits that you can use everyday. Be on the lookout for eco tipsand make small consistent changes- like eliminating the use of plastic bags and bottles, using less energy in your home, and conserving water.

I hope you enjoy these ways to get involved this Earth Day. What will you be doing for Earth Day 2015?