1. Bike or walk for the day, or, if you need to, use public transport.
2. Go paperless. Find the news publications you enjoy reading online. The New York Times, for example, offers every story they publish in an online format.
3. Use a thermos, and bring your own tote bag to the grocery store.
4. Buy local produce, or maybe even begin your own garden. If you already grow your own fruit and vegetables, prepare a meal from your garden for friends and family.
5. Plant a tree. You can also buy a tree certificate from a charity called 'Stand for Trees' to protect a batch of trees somewhere in the world that suffers from deforestation. Visit https://standfortrees.org/en/ for more information and the list of locations you can choose to donate to.
6. Build a birdhouse. Get your kids or grandkids to help you with this one. Decorating the birdhouse can be a great family activity.
7. Take the family out for a hike, a swim in a lake or river, or even a day at the beach.
8. Begin a compost. Composting biodegradable food and material is a great way to provide yourself with rich, nourishing soil for your garden or yard.
9. Get others involved. Spread the word about Earth Day and encourage your peers, whether at work, school, or at home, to join in on the activities. The more awareness you’re able to spread, the more good will be done to the Earth.