25 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day During Quarantine

1. Look into ways you can replace the toxic cleaning products in your home for environmentally-friendly, non-toxic cleaning products.

2. Download apps to help make recycling easier and more efficient – Freecycle + Trash NothingOlio app, Recycle Coach, and RecycleNation app.

3. Continue with your teleconferences! By Zooming and Video chatting instead of traveling, we can reduce our carbon footprint by 75%.

4. Make the switch to cloth towels instead of paper towels.

5. Change your paper bills to online billing. You’ll save both trees and the fuel it takes to deliver your bills by mail.

6. Download books and articles online or listen to audiobooks.

7. Use 100% post-consumer recycled paper when you need to use paper.

8. Set your printer to double-sided printing. Additionally, you can collect used printer, fax, and copier cartridges to recycle!

9. Support farmers and companies who use organic ingredients.

10. Grow your own organic garden, or join a farm-share group.

11. Reduce your meat consumption to curb carbon emissions from the livestock industry.

12. Join Earth Day Network’s campaign to create Foodprints for the Future.

13. Turn waste into fertilizer by composting your kitchen scraps for use in your garden.

14. Take shorter showers and use a water-saving showerhead. Additionally, fix any leaky faucets or showerheads.

15. Run your dishwasher instead of hand-washing dishes. Try to do so only when it’s full to save water and energy!

16. Use drought-resistant plants and conserve water outdoors by only watering your lawn in the early morning or late at night.

17. Wash your clothes only when necessary, using cold water. Then, line-dry if you can!

18. Volunteer for a local environmental group and/or make a donation.

19. Pull out invasive plants in your yard or garden and replace them with native ones.

20. Turn off and unplug electronics you’re not using, including your computer, and not leaving your phone plugged into the charger all night.

21. Turn off lights when you leave a room and try to only turn them on at night.

22. Move your heater thermostat down two degrees in winter and up two degrees in the summer.

23. Recycle batteries from small appliances and your electronics. Use rechargeable batteries instead!

24. Contact your utility company and find out about renewable energy options.

25. Use energy-efficient appliances and electronics.