10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day


Volunteer (or Just Attend)

Volunteers clean up a park on Earth Day.
Volunteers clean up a park on Earth Day.
Image courtesy of SanAntonio.gov

­If you want to really be a part of Earth Day, there's nothing like joining other like-minded individuals in a common task. If you have the time, there are lots of opportunities out there to pitch in.

If you go to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [ul=https://www.epa.gov/earthday]Web site page for events and volunteer opportunities, you'll find a list of Earth Day activities for your area. You might want to get in on planting some trees, cleaning up a park, or, if you have some extra time to get some pledges, doing a walk for a "green" charity.

Or have some fun but skip the work. You'll find museum programs, festivals, parties in the park and parades on the list, too. Some hands-on fun at a science museum can be a great way to celebrate Earth Day with your family.

Also visit the Sierra Club's site or the Web site for your local government for more possibilities.

Up next: You don't need a group to make things green.