Making Every Day Earth Day – 52 Actions You Can Take

It has been a month and here we are at Earth Day 2022.  For us at Pleasant Hill Community Church, every day is Earth Day.  Join us as we begin our EarthDay.org commitment to share these 52 actions and tips to make a difference, every day of the year.

  1. Passionate about certain environmental issues? Volunteer at Earthday.org and participate in their many initiatives, both local and global, to Invest In Our Planet.
  2. Tune into our Earth Day Live series to learn firsthand from experts about campaigns and ways that you can help from a grassroots level all the way up to your state official’s office.
  3. Unsubscribe from catalogs and donate to The Canopy Project to save the trees!
  4. Enjoy spending time outside? Support the Great Global Cleanup  and pick up trash while enjoying your outdoor activities.
  5. Be a part of the change. Change your diet to fight climate change! Try participating in Meatless Mondays! Check out some Plant-based recipes.
  6. Try a foodprint calculator to find out exactly how your meals impact the planet.
  7. Advocate for governments to make climate change and climate literacy a core feature of school curriculum across the globe.
  8. Add your voice to the Sierra Club and advocate for stronger environmental commitments from your community.
  9. EARTHDAY.ORG operates in over 190 countries to drive transformative change for our planet. Share your story, or your community’s story and the environmental efforts being made.
  10. Stop deforestation by supporting companies that take an active role against it. And, this Earth Day, consider donating to The Canopy Project.
  11. It’s time to start plogging a.k.a. picking up trash while jogging! This is a fun and effective way to get a workout in while cleaning the community.
  12. Upload the Global Earth Challenge app and become a citizen scientist! Through a mobile app, this initiative helps monitor and mitigate threats to environmental and human health. Download today and collect environmental data near you!
  13. Check out your personal carbon footprint and make changes to reduce it — it’s something we can all do to help the planet.
  14. Plastic pollution is one of the most important environmental problems that we face today. What can you do?
  15. Learn about regenerative agriculture.
  16. Individual and small group cleanups can have a major positive impact on our community. Organize your own cleanup? Here are some tips how.
  17. Contact your elected officials and tell them that the health of people and the planet should be the top priority.
  18. Consumer demand for renewable energy sources is one of the most immediate actions you can take to lower your carbon footprint and restore our earth. Find out what programs are available here in TN.
  19. Most people by now know that single-use plastic grocery bags are going the way of the dinosaurs. Although they are billed for their “convenience,” they are extremely inconvenient for the planet. Pledge to use a reusable shopping bag whenever you go out.  You can join us when we have a bag making workshop.  We will be using old shirts from our thrift shop The Grab.
  20. Plastic pollution can create big problems for human and ecosystem health. Everyday actions, however, can lessen the problem.
  21. Teach-ins play a significant role in providing communities with the knowledge they need to advocate for a cleaner, more secure future. The Green Team here at Pleasant Hill Community Church has a number of educational opportunities for you and your groups.
  22. Fight food waste by composting!
  23. Spread the word! Find ways to further the climate discussion across the globe to help save our forests!
  24. A Billion Acts of Green are happening across the planet. From students in classrooms to organizers in their communities to officials in government there are ways for anyone of any background to make a difference.
  25. Change your paper bills to online billing. You’ll be saving trees and the fuel it takes to deliver your bills by truck. Donate to The Canopy Project today.
  26. Meal prep is one of the biggest ways in which you can help reduce your foodprint. Check out the EarthDay.org Foodprints for the Future campaign to see the many other ways you can get involved to help stop food waste.
  27. Encourage your school or organization to serve more plant-based meal options and to educate students or employees about the impacts of animal agriculture on our food system.
  28. Convince your school district or office building to choose reusable utensils, trays, and dishes in the cafeteria.
  29. Urge local elected officials to ban plastic bags and other single-use plastic items.
  30. Action requires education how’s your climate and environmental literacy?  Take the Earthday.org quiz. 
  31. Help protect pollinators by pledging to go pesticide-free!.
  32. Save the butterflies and bees! Help contribute to meaningful scientific research on pollinator populations through the Global Earth Challenge app. It’s as easy as snapping a picture.
  33. Calling all educators and public speakers! Incorporate EARTHDAY.ORG’s environmental education resources into your classroom and talks.
  34. Every day is a great day to help monitor some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges. See how you can get more of your friends and family to use the Global Earth Challenge app.
  35. Every action makes a difference to combat plastic pollution.
  36. Buy organic food to keep your body and the environment free of toxic pesticides.
  37. Learn how to be a Steward of the Earth!
  38. How much do you know about clean energy?
  39. With the Global Earth Challenge app,  you can take photos of the horizon to help scientists estimate air quality through light waves in your photo. Help advocate for cleaner air near you.
  40. Take photos of plastic waste near you so scientists can track plastic to its source and understand the distribution of plastics around the world. Do your part!
  41. Buy your food local to reduce the distance from farm to fork. Buy straight from the farm, frequent your local farmers’ market, or join a local food co-op.
  42. Reduce your meat consumption to curb carbon emissions from the livestock industry.
  43. Try growing your own organic garden.
  44. How much do you know about the threats that our oceans and marine creatures that call them home face from plastic pollution? Take the EarthDay.org quiz.
  45. Use a reusable water bottle to make a big impact on your plastic consumption.
  46. Avoid single-use plastic items, and if possible buy products in glass or paper. Glass products are easily reused and paper is a much friendlier product to the environment.
  47. Practice sustainable fashion! Donate your old clothes and home goods instead of throwing them out. When you need something, consider buying used items from the Grab. Used does not always mean unfashionable!
  48. Always read labels! Use environmentally-friendly, non-toxic cleaning products to avoid washing toxic chemicals down the drain!
  49. Integrate a simple act of green into your daily routine. Take a shorter shower and use a water-saving shower head.
  50. Save electricity and turn off lights when you leave the room.
  51. What is sustainable fashion.

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