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April 22, 2022

How to Celebrate Earth Day in Your City

Earth Day is April 22, 2022. If you're wondering how to celebrate Earth Day, there are plenty of great ways to get involved. This annual event is dedicated to spreading awareness of our planet’s environmental issues, such as pollution, climate change, and deforestation. By participating in activities that promote a healthier, cleaner world this Earth Day, you can be part of a revolution for positive change. Here are several Earth Day ideas to help you make positive changes for the greater good. 

Join a Cleanup 

Cities across the U.S. host cleanup events to help citizens participate in Earth Day. During these events, volunteers work together to remove litter and waste from local parks and communities. Great examples of Earth Day cleanup events include Boston's Earth Day Charles River Cleanup and Chicago Park District's Earth Day cleanup event. Book a Zipcar or share rides with your neighbors if the event is too far away to consider walking. Smaller cities or towns may not host their events, so consider organizing a cleanup of your own using tools like Facebook Events or Eventbrite

Plant a Tree 

Take part in activities that drive positive change for our planet. By planting a tree, you can add beauty to your community while providing many benefits for the people and wildlife that live there. Trees help filter pollutants out of the air and produce clean oxygen for other organisms to breathe, and they provide shade, temperature regulation, and soil and water conservation. 

Make a Bird Feeder 

You might still wonder, "What can I do on Earth Day?" Building a bird feeder from recycled or found materials might be right up your alley. There are plenty of ways you can turn items like soda bottles or milk jugs into functional bird feeders. In addition to providing a snack for the birds that live around your home, you'll also be preventing waste by upcycling items that may have otherwise made it to a landfill. 

Escape to Nature 

Book a Zipcar and get out of the city for the day. Spend some time in nature, exploring the varying natural areas outside of the hustle and bustle of your city. There are plenty of Earth Day ideas to help you enjoy your time, including short nature hikes, spending the afternoon in the park with friends or family, visiting botanical gardens, or even practicing yoga and meditation outdoors to get more in tune with the Earth. 

Start a Compost Bin 

Even if you're short on time, quick and easy things to do on Earth Day can still make a difference. Regardless of where you live, you can start a compost bin to prevent organic waste from adding to our country's already-overflowing landfills. Book a Zipcar to visit your nearest hardware store, purchase the materials you need to build your bin, or grab a ready-made compost bin and start reaping the benefits of composting your waste at home. 

Adopt a Multi-Modal Lifestyle 

The average American vehicle contributes as much as 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide to our air every year. Instead of driving a personally-owned vehicle, you can do your part to save the planet this Earth Day by adopting a multi-modal lifestyle. Purchase a Zipcar membership, carpool, take public transportation, ride your bike or walk to get where you need to go.