10 ways to celebrate earth day

earth-dayEarth day,  celebrated on April 22 is your opportunity to do something nice for the earth!

The focus of the day is to celebrate the earth and renew our commitment to building a safer, healthier and cleaner world for all of us.

Earth day, every day

I hope that by taking part in Earth Day, people will be inspired to make every day earth day.

By taking a moment to think about our actions, do something positive to reduce our carbon footprint, vote with our money or reach out to our community, we have the opportunity to bring about great change.

Ten green habits

Here are ten ideas to get you started, but I know you’ll have loads more – please share them in the comments below!

  • Volunteer
  • Install a waterbutt
  • Sow something in a pot
  • Set up a carpool
  • Plant a tree
  • Turn appliances off standby
  • Print on both sides of the paper (and only when necessary)
  • Use a reusable shopping bag
  • Write to your MP about climate change
  • Shop locally at a farmers market


The possibilities are endless! Do something nice for the earth, have fun, meet new people, and make a difference.

What about you? What will you do for Earth Day this year? Will it be just for one day or a habit of a lifetime?


  1. Wendy on April 19, 2009 at 8:14 am

    One question, what is a “waterbutt”. I can’t even venture a guess! Besides needing that cleared up… Love the list! Thanks!

  2. VannyBean on April 20, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Great Ideas! Another thought is to start a compost and experiment to see how much you can reduce your trash by in a week.

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  4. Mrs Green on April 25, 2009 at 5:55 am

    Hi Wendy!
    A water butt is a rain barrel – a large receptacle, fitted to the down pipes of your home which collects rain water. What do you call them in your part of the world?

    Hi Vannybean; thank you for leaving a comment. Composting is a great idea to add to the list. Thank you!
    What would your top tip for beginners be?