Earth Day is April 22nd every year and has been celebrated since the 1970s. It is not only celebrated in the United States, but also all over the world. The goal of Earth Day is to encourage environmental protection. We do things everyday that impact our Earth, and this is a day to reflect and fix our bad environmental habits.
So, what can you do? There are some simple things that everyone can do to help the environment.
- Take a bike to work
- Plant a tree
- Plant a garden
- Pick up litter when you see it
The little things we do everyday can help build a healthier and brighter future for us and the world we live on. Additionally, there are many events taking place on the island to celebrate and educate this Earth Day. So, check them out!
- Earth Day Mobile at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve - Smithtown - Wed Apr 16
- Save the Earth at North Shore Library - Shoreham - Thu Apr 17
- Papier Mache for Earth Day at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve - Smithtown - Fri Apr 18 - Sat Apr 19
- Bring Earth Day to the Beach at West Hampton Dunes - Westhampton -Sat Apr 19
- Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge Beach Clean-Up at Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge - Lloyd Harbor - Sat Apr 19
- Our Changing World - Earth Day Program at Long Island Children's Museum - Garden City - Tue Apr 22
- Earth Day Festival at Flushing Town Hall - Flushing - Tue Apr 22
- Earth Rescue Scientists at Huntington Library - Huntington - Wed Apr 23
- A World of Fun Earth Day Celebration at North Shore Montessori School - Stony Brook - Sat Apr 26
- Chick-a-palooza! at Garden of Eve Organic Farm - Riverhead - Sat Apr 26 - Sun Apr 27
- Earth Day Celebration at Quogue Wildlife Refuge - Quogue - Sat Apr 26
- Celebrate Earth Day at Nassau County Museum of Art - Roslyn Heights - Sun Apr 27
So, check out a local Earth Day events and give back to the Earth that has give so much to us!
What will you do this Earth Day? How do you preserve our Earth? Tell us in the comments below!