Host a celebration of Earth Day!

How To:

Celebrate Earth Day by giving back to the Earth. Organize a day of environmental activities, like planting a garden, tidying a local park, or advocating for an environmental cause like e-waste recycling or energy conservation.

Invite local businesses and/or environmental groups to participate.

Tips & Suggestions:

  • Food is always a great way to get people excited about volunteering!
  • This event could also include a speaker, like a local environmental activist or politician.

Fast Facts:

  • Gardening provide hands-on opportunities for students to learn about nutrition and environmental science (Ozer, 2007).
  • Studies show that helping others and being charitable improves your own happiness (Dunn, Aknin & Norton, 2008).
  • School-organized volunteer opportunities are a great way to encourage students’ civic engagement (Flanagan & Levine, 2010).

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