Looking to do something in honor of Earth Day? It can feel daunting, like, “What could I possibly do that will help the planet?”
But the answer is, you can make quite a bit of difference.
An Earth Day website called “The Great Global Cleanup” is a great place to start. It offers all sorts of ideas: Thinking about a group cleanup? “Small groups can have a big impact!” the site says. What about if it’s just you? “Whether it’s a lot or a little, every piece of litter picked up makes a difference.” And have you ever heard the term “plogging?” It means to pick up while jogging. “This is a fun and effective way to get a work out while cleaning the community,” the website promises.
It’s super helpful and specific, too.
For example, let’s say it’s just going to be you. Need some inspiration?
There are many ways to clean up on your own. Try these ideas:
- Pick up cigarette butts - They’re the most abundant form of plastic pollution and they harm our environment in many way.
- Trail cleanups - Clean up your favorite hiking trail.
- Clean up at home - Look at what the waste you create, remove the single-use items and other items that you commonly throw away.
It’s the site you never knew you always needed.