Each year we celebrate Earth Day and take a moment to appreciate the world around us. Born out of the counterculture of the 1970s, Earth Day demonstrations led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act. With such an impactful holiday around the corner (and one close to the hearts of the PandoLogic team – our namesake being the Pando tree after all), it’s only fair that we take some time to nurture and celebrate our little blue marble.
Here are some fun ways you can commemorate the 50th Earth Day in your home office.
Organize a “Neighborhood Safari”
With most of us in the nation under quarantine, a neighborhood safari courtesy of National Geographic could be the Earth Day themed pick me up you and your family could use today. National Geographic is encouraging families to create scenes straight out of the pages of their magazine and share them with their communities. Teach your community about the animals and environments that make this planet great using whatever material you have available at home. It could be a sidewalk chalk portrait of your favorite animal or a hand drawing, feel free to go wild! Learn more about the neighborhood safari here.
Earth Day Baking Contest
Who doesn’t love freshly baked cupcakes? Encourage your quarantine family to create Earth themed treats and throw a sustainability party! From tasty vegan-friendly treats or brownies shaped and decorated into bite-sized globes, your new home office will be filled with some amazingly delicious treats.
Go Dark for the Day
If it’s possible, try going a full day without any light. It may not seem like it but the lights we use daily can directly impact the environment. The less energy we consume, the less power we need from power plants providing that energy. With the reduced power usage, the number of toxic fumes emitted from these power plants is also reduced. If a full day seems impossible then just try for an hour! Every little bit counts towards the greater good. And you can always have everyone at home participate in a calming yoga session during the hour.
But hey, maybe elaborate is your thing! Might we suggest some fun rounds of Sustainability Jeopardy? Test your knowledge on topics like climate change, proper recycling habits, green energy, and even Earth Day history with this fun and educational activity.
Shed light on some uncommon knowledge about the environment and maybe even inspire your family to decrease their carbon footprint.
These are just some ways you could celebrate Earth Day 2020. Remember to get out there and do good for the Earth!