Celebrate Earth Month at Home

April 1, 2020

Wow! Things can change in a matter of minutes, can’t they? In early March we were making our summer plans, getting ready for graduations, and looking forward to outdoor concerts and time with friends. By the end, we’re all sheltering-in-place, wiping down our groceries and anxiously watching the news. Local real estate as all but come to a screeching halt. A few intrepid souls are still buying and selling completely virtually, but for the most part we’re hunkering down and waiting to see what will happen next.

Meanwhile, this April 22 is the 50th Anniversary of the very first Earth Day. People all over the world are quickly adapting the amazing array of celebrations and activities so that we can still participate from home. Here are 22 ways to honor the earth and take action against climate change, while staying safe at home.

  1. Visit Green Schoolyards America to learn how to bring outdoor learning home.

  1. Eliminate food waste by Shopping Your Fridge before heading to the store.

  1. Sign up to watch Earth Day Live – 12 hours of hope and progress from around the world.

  1. Tiny changes add up! Check out these 45 Tiny Lifestyle Changes to try right now.

  1. Kids need nature. Read the new San Francisco Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights

  1. Where does it go, Joe? Recycling and composting explained by Marin Sanitary Service

  1. Sign up for 100% renewable energy with MCE Deep Green

  1. Participate in the SF Bay Area City Nature Challenge

  1. Try the amazing Earth Day Daily Challenge

  1. Get the kids involved. Here are 24 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day at Home

  1. Track your plastic use for a week and report the results to the Pacific Beach Coalition

  1. Take a breather and enjoy this tour of the San Francisco Botanical Garden from home.

  1. Start your own Victory Garden 

  1. Breathe free at home. Check out these 20 Plants that Improve Indoor Air Quality

  1. Less cars means more fun for bikes! Marin County Bicycle Coalition

  1. Take the Marin Climate Action Plan Survey

  1. Buy local. Here are amazing resources from the Marin Agricultural Land Trust

  1. Or don’t buy anything! Find a group with the Buy Nothing Project

  1. Whew! Time for another breather. Check out the live Sea Otter Cam

  1. Learn what plastic recycling really means. Recycling Symbols for Plastic

  1. Turn off lights when you are not using them, and fix water leaks at home.

  1. Reward yourself by watching this gorgeous film (just 4.5 minutes long) showing how everything is connected to everything.

Singularity: by Marie Howe (after Stephen Hawking)

Lucinda Otto

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