All Your Earth Day-Related Events in Erie

Plus 12 ideas for easy Earth-friendly practices for your family to follow

By Macaroni KID April 18, 2024

Celebrated worldwide on April 22, Earth Day is a day to protect our environment by thinking globally while acting locally. Erie has several special Earth Day and nature-focused events coming up through the end of April, which we're highlighting here.

Plus, find 12 ideas for how your family can celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd ... and every day.

Erie Earth Day-related Events

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Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

Celebrate Earth Day EVERY day by doing just a few things that are easy for you and your family, but will have a big impact when we all follow these good Earth-friendly practices.

At home:

  •  Buy dry goods in bulk, since they typically use less packaging.
  • Start seeds and map out a family garden, or sign up for a CSA to cut down on the carbon footprint of your grocery bill.

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  • Work on ways to reduce food waste, including meal planning, storing items properly, finding new ways to use leftovers, and preserving food you can’t use fast enough by freezing, canning, or dehydrating.
  • Turn off lights when you leave a room and shut off the water when you’re not using it.

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  • Take a hike and enjoy being in nature. Bring a pair of gloves and a bag so you can pick up any trash you find along the way.
  • Start a compost bin to use in your garden and flowerbeds.
  • Make or buy a rain barrel and use the water you collect to water your plants.
  • Learn about invasive species in your area and what you can do to help.

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At school:

  • Find out what your school currently recycles and if there is anything else you can add.
  • Talk with your school about alternative recycling programs that accept snack bar wrappers, juice pouches, and even offer fundraising options.

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