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How do you celebrate Earth Day? Many events over the years have occurred at elementary schools. Most of us are staying at home this year for Earth Day and won’t necessarily be able to celebrate. Earth Day is always a reminder to me that I need to be recycling everything I can and using natural and eco-friendly products as much as possible.

Over the years, efforts to recycle have gotten easier as there are more recycling drop-offs where we live. There are also more ideas for re-using items that we might dispose of. Upcycling has become popular and vintage is cool!

At our home, we’ve been switching from plastic food storage to glass. All of my canisters were plastic a few years ago. Now, all my flours, grains, and dry ingredients are in glass. We purchased glass containers for left-overs, too. Reducing the plastic in your home is good for the environment.

Using natural home cleaners are a huge way to improve the air in your home and preventing harmful chemicals from touching your skin. I’ve switched cleaners to use more natural products. I like using Seventh Generation and other green cleaning brands.


I love shopping at Grove because they are saving over 1,000,000 lbs of plastic this year and planting 1,000,000 trees by 2022. To top it all off, Grove will be completely plastic‑free by 2025.

Earthday.org offers some great tips for Earth Day and everyday:

  • Plant a tree
  • Join a park clean-up
  • Use non-toxic cleaning products
  • Recycle clothing, glass, plastic, and paper
  • Carpool, ride a bike, drive hybrid or electric car, or take public transportation
  • Online billing and payments save paper
  • Use reusable shopping bags and travel mugs
  • tons more ideas on the website

Are you looking for ideas for your children for Earth Day? Here are 50 activities for children that you can try on Pinterest. National Geographic for Kids offers a ton of ideas and games for Earth Day. Here are another 50 great ideas for kids from Little Learning Corner.

However you look at Earth Day, I hope it is a healthy day for you and your family.

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Lisa Ehrman

Lisa has been blogging since 2013, and loves sharing resources and ideas for living a simple life. To get free printables, bonus words, and more - sign up for the newsletter.


Tamra Phelps · May 5, 2020 at 8:04 pm

Even in quarantine, we can probably go into our yard and plant a tree. I like that idea.

    Lisa Ehrman · May 6, 2020 at 9:42 am

    Yes, I’ve seen many people planting beautiful trees and other plants, too 🙂

Calvin · August 14, 2020 at 1:36 pm

Always doing my part to make sure I recycle and reduce waste

monique s · September 19, 2020 at 7:57 am

definitely should do all we can to make everyday earth day

Shannon · October 7, 2020 at 12:27 am

Thanks for all of these great tips and some I had not thought of.

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