It’s so important to recognize that earth day is everyday at home and with our growing children. While we celebrate April 22 every year as Earth Day, we must use that as a reminder to revisit our green practices at home and out in the world.
What is Earth Day?
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 50,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
Celebrate Earth Day Everyday at Home
Here are some things you can do together with your family ALL the time to create a green home.
- Make a garden together
- Make and use cloth napkins and towels
- Go to the weekly farmer’s market and buy local
- Get fruit and veggies in season
- Create a compost and learn what to put in it
- Recycle items together
- Reuse food containers for crafts
- Make a litter bag and clean up the neighborhood
Everyday is Earth Day Printable Pack for Kids and Adults
Check out my printable packet created for the entire family at home. Includes coloring, word search, maze, a frameable quote, handwriting practice and a list of recycling items.
Download the Everyday is Earth Day Printable Packet now!
Make sure to check out these other Earth Day related posts:
What Can I Recycle?
DIY Greenhouse: Homemade Mini Containers Using Recycling
Upcycled Rugs Using Plastic Bags
Earth Day Books for Kids
Teaching Kids about Green Living