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10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day


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Plant a Tree
Planting a tree is a classic -- and helpful -- way to celebrate Earth Day.
Planting a tree is a classic -- and helpful -- way to celebrate Earth Day.
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­There's no time like Earth Day to make your world a little greener -- in the literal sense. Planting trees, bushes and any­ plant life at all not only beautifies your home space, it also absorbs some of the CO­ from the air.

The destruction of the world's rainforests is a big reason why global warming is out of control; in a tiny way, you can help to offset that destruction by planting something in your own yard. Planting a tree is a great choice -- it might be around even longer than you will, and it goes a long way toward preventing soil erosion. But anything green -- shrubs, flowers, native grasses -- will help clean the air while celebrating the environment. (Just make sure it's not something you're going to have to water excessively. Water's a valuable commodity.)

Up next: a less strenuous way to green your home for Earth Day.