Earth Day was established in 1970 to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the Earth's environment. Here are some simple way to celebrate:
Go outside and play!
Do a 'trash audit' at home - dump out your garbage and find out what you are throwing away that could be recycled.
Think about ways to reuse the water in your house - for example, extra water in your dinner glasses can be used in the dog's bowl or to water plants. Can you collect water during your shower to use for anything?
Don't always turn on the lights - see if you can open the blinds/drapes and let more sunlight in the room first.
Use a refillable water bottle at school and sports practices.
Walk or bike to school
Get involved in your classroom or school's recycling efforts - ask your teacher or principal how you can help.
Be careful with your school supplies so you can use them again. If you don't need them, donate them to others who can use them.
If you can, walk or ride to sports practices.
Get involved in a 'clean-up day' at your school or local park - ask a parent, scout leader or teacher to help you!
When you outgrow some of your toys or bike, donate it to a local charity so younger kids might enjoy it too!
If you want more information about the origins of Earth Day, go to the Earth Day Network.