Celebrated worldwide on April 22, Earth Day is a day all about protecting our environment by thinking globally while acting locally. Pittsburgh has several special Earth Day events to celebrate. Check out the Pittsburgh West Earth Day events below!
Plus find 12 ideas for how your family can celebrate Earth Day April 22nd ... and every day.
Local Community Events
- 🌎 Earth Day Clean Up with the Park Ranger
- 🌎 Earth Cleanup - South Fayette
- 🌎 Earth Day: Seed Planting Station for Kids
- Grand Opening of Library Park
- Earth Day Celebration
- Moon Township Earth Day Event
Celebrate Earth Day Every Day
Celebrate Earth Day EVERY day by doing just a few things that are easy for you and your family, but will have a big impact when we all follow these good Earth-friendly practices:
- Buy dry goods in bulk, since they typically use less packaging.
- Start seeds and map out a family garden, or sign up for a CSA to cut down on the carbon footprint of your grocery bill.
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- Work on ways to reduce food waste, including meal planning, storing items properly, finding new ways to use leftovers, and preserving food you can’t use fast enough by freezing, canning, or dehydrating.
- Turn off lights when you leave a room and shut off the water when you’re not using it.
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- Review which recyclables your local facility accepts, as they may add to their list periodically.
- Try an Earth-friendly craft:
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- Take a hike and enjoy being in nature. Bring a pair of gloves and a bag so you can pick up any trash you find along the way.
- Start a compost bin to use in your garden and flowerbeds.
- Make or buy a rain barrel and use the water you collect to water your plants.
- Learn about invasive species in your area and what you can do to help.
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- Find out what your school currently recycles and if there is anything else you can add.
- Talk with your school about alternative recycling programs that accept snack bar wrappers, juice pouches, and even offer fundraising options.
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