Maybe making Earth Day plans slipped your mind this year, or it’s still too cold in your neck of the woods to venture outside to celebrate Earth Day with a hike or at a local cleanup event. But you still want a quick, easy way to honor the occasion.
Are you sitting down for this news? Good. Because Earth911 has compiled eight convenient ways for you to participate in Earth Day, from your computer or phone, without having to leave the comfort of your chair.
- Join the EPA’s “Pick Five for the Environment” campaign, and commit to five everyday activities to help the planet on the EPA’s Facebook page.
- Text “tree” to 85944 to donate $5 to the Green World Campaign to plant five trees in damaged forests from Kenya to Mexico.
- Spread the word about Earth Day and green living to your friends and family with a green post on your blog, a green status message on Facebook or a green tweet. Use the hashtag #earthtweet on Twitter to share your thoughts and see how others are celebrating Earth Day.
- Donate $1 to the Nature Conservancy’s Plant a Billion Trees project. For each dollar donation, one tree will be planted in Brazil’s Atlantic forest.
- Get up to speed on environmental issues by watching a video on alternative energy or green living at Earth Day TV.
- Pledge to one “act of green,” from using reusable grocery bags to writing your legislators, as part of the Earth Day Network’s Billion Acts of Green campaign. Post your pledge on their website or on their Facebook page.
- Use www.envirosearch.org as your default search engine and “like” it on Facebook. Every search funds environmental projects around the world that reduce carbon emissions.
- And, of course, download Earth911’s free iRecycle® app on your iPhone or Android phone for year-round access to more than 800,000 recycling and disposal options for more than 240 materials.