Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22 by more than one billion people around the world. Earth Week usually runs the week before Earth Day and is a time to celebrate the planet and take part in events and activities that promote sustainable living.
Credit Valley Conservation has organized a number of events in the watershed during Earth Week. To find out what we are doing April 16 to 22 and throughout the rest of the year, please visit events. If you’re wondering how you can help on a day-to-day basis, here are a few green ideas:
- Start a recycling program at your school, office, or workplace. Every bit helps
- Turn off all unnecessary lights
- Unplug appliances when not being used
- Replace incandescent bulbs with efficient compact fluorescent lights
- Purchase items with less packaging
- Use reusable shopping bags
- Pick up garbage wherever you see it
- Walk, cycle or take public transportation
- Plant a tree or native flowers
- Remove and avoid planting invasive species
- Use a rain barrel to collect water for your garden
- If your soil needs to be improved, use natural fertilizers such as compost
- Consider adding other habitat features, such as bird houses or bat boxes, to support local wildlife.
These are just a few ideas. For more information about what you can do visit CVC’s website for fact sheets, native plant lists, invasive species lists, and more.