Earth Day 2023: Invest in Our Planet
For over 50 years, people from around the globe have gathered to celebrate Earth Day and to protect the planet from problems such as pollution and deforestation.
It all started in 1970 when a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin organized a national demonstration to raise awareness about environmental issues. Rallies took place across the country and by 1990, Earth Day became a global event celebrated in more than 140 countries around the world.
Want to get involved? There's lots you can do!
Locally, Curran Homestead is hosting an Earth Day celebration on April 22 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The day will include tree planting and hands-on programming related to traditional seasonal harvest. Learn more about the celebration here.
If you're looking for more of a project, here are some ideas of what you can do:
Become a waste warrior! Before throwing things in the garbage, check to see if it can be recycled or repurposed.
Plant a tree.
Pick-up trash. Every spring a winter's worth of litter appears on roadsides across the state. Grab some friends and pick a stretch of road to clean-up.