25 Activities to do with your child for EARTH DAY!

Planet Earth is our home, and it’s the only planet we have, so we need to take care of it. Caring for our planet starts in your own home and it doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, you can make small daily changes with your children to make a difference.

How can you help?

How can you help build an awareness of sustainability and reduce the amount of plastic ending up in landfill and in our oceans? Simply by stopping to use plastic wherever possible.

Currently, about 300 million tons of plastic are produced each year to make bags, bottles, packages, and other commodities for people all over the world. Unfortunately, only about 10% of this plastic is properly recycled and reused. The rest ends up as waste in landfills or as litter in our natural environment, where it leaches dangerous chemicals into the nearby soil and water, endangering humans and wildlife alike. (Earthday.org)

Plastic pollution is poisoning our oceans and land, injuring marine life, and affecting our health!

Here are 50 activities to inspire you to live more sustainably with your family:

  1. Talk about the dangers of plastic ending up in the sea and go to your local beach and clean it up
  2. Shop at your local op shop
  3. Start a compost
  4. Plant a tree
  5. Go for a walk in nature as a family
  6. Use recycled materials for crafting
  7. Watch a video on plastic pollution with your kids
  8. Use resuable lunchboxes with zero packaging for school lunches
  9. Buy local seasonal fruits and vegetables with minimal packaging
  10. Climb a tree
  11. Go to the library and borrow books on the planet
  12. Find a bug in your backyard and study it
  13. Make your own bug hotel
  14. Conserve water by turning it off off when brushing teeth
  15. Turn lights and devices off when not using them
  16. Grow herbs, fruit and vegetables
  17. Spend a day with your family at a national park
  18. Go to your local wetlands and learn about its habitats
  19. Use green or natural cleaning products
  20. Spend the afternoon drawing in nature. Draw a tree, or a plant, a leaf or even an insect.
  21. Go Barefoot (read about the benefits here)
  22. Study nature
  23. Take the plastic-free challenge!
  24. Go to a local  re-planting day as a family
  25. Make a video to share with your family and friend about how you can save the earth

For more information visit Earth Day.org

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