Founded in 1970, Earth Day has inspired generations to think about humans’ impact on the planet and how it affects our health and well-being. An annual Earth Day celebration (typically held near the April 22nd date) encourages every generation to share their enthusiasm and learn about environmental issues.
encourages every generation to share their enthusiasm and learn about environmental issues. A range of activities will attract a diversity of ages and a range of interests. Often an Arbor Day event with tree give-a-ways is combined with Earth Day. Other activities may include:
Recognizing students for their environmental efforts
Recycling, composting, and decreasing plastic pollution displays/activities
A “bike rodeo” where kids can hone their bicycle riding skills
A bike corral for bicyclists to store their bikes
An electric/hybrid/alternative fuel car show
Plan the event to minimize the use of resources and include as many recyclable products as possible.