Earth Day Activities for the Family

Earth Day Activities for the Family

Next week we will be celebrating Earth Day! In fact, April 22, 2015 is 45 years that we are celebrating the modern movement of environmental protection.  I thought I‘d put together some fun Earth Day activities and facts to help celebrate the national holiday.

Earth Day Facts

  • On the first Earth Day in 1970, more than 20 million people participated!
  • Congress authorized the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by the end of that year.
  • Although Earth Day originated in the United States, it went global in 1990 and by 2000, more than 180 countries participated.
  • Some schools and communities celebrate Earth Day for a whole week to expand the time frame that people focus on the earth and how they can preserve it.

Earth Day Activities

  • Clean up! Clean up! – Teach children about littering, walk around a park, beach, or neighborhood and clear it of litter.
  • Get Educated- Take the kids to the local library and learn about recycling, climate change, pollution, or endangered species. Have a talk with your family about water conservation both inside and outside the house.

How will you celebrate Earth Day next week?

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  1. Great information about the Earth Day and definitely an awesome advice on the activities that can be done. Thank you so much for such a great insight.


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