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5 Fun and Environmentally Friendly Activities to do on Earth Day 2024

12:00am | & Tips and Advice

From the depths of the murky, mysterious ocean to the heights of the glistening, ice-glazed mountain peaks, planet Earth is beautiful and brimming with life.

It not only mesmerises us with its beauty but it also provides us with a home, graciously gifting us with life.

This is why we must do our part to take care of the planet that takes care of us.

This Earth Day, let’s pay our respects to the world that sustains us by fighting to sustain it with these 5 fun and environmentally friendly activities that you can do with the whole family.  

What is Earth Day?

Earth Day is a day designated each year for raising awareness and putting a spotlight on important environmental issues.

When is Earth Day?

Earth Day is on 22 April every year.

This year, in 2024, Earth Day is on a Monday.

How did Earth Day Begin?

The original Earth Day came about in 1970 by U.S senator and environmentalist Gaylord Nelson in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of clean air and water shortly after a disastrous oil spill in California in 1969.

During the event, an impressive 20 million people across the United States, or about 10 percent of the population at the time, took to the streets to support the cause.

Eventually, Earth Day progressed into an international campaign in 1990, and since then, the world comes together on this special day every year to remind us of the importance of protecting and taking care of our planet.

What is the Theme for Earth Day 2024?

The theme for Earth Day 2024 is “Planet vs. Plastics” which is a call for everyone—from corporations to individuals— “to end plastics for the sake of human and planetary health, demanding a 60% reduction in the production of ALL plastics by 2040.”

Fun, Family-Friendly Activities to Go Green and Celebrate Earth Day

1. Plant a Tree

Beyond the natural beauty of a tree in full bloom, trees provide us with oxygen, cleaner air and water, wood, shelter for wildlife, shade, and fruit.

With all of the benefits and beauty that trees provide us with, the least we can do is plant more of them, allowing them to flourish.

Grab your loved ones on Earth Day and choose a nice spot on your property to plant a tree together. Watch over time as your tiny, sprouting seed grows into a strong and sturdy tree.

2. Get Some Fresh Air—Enjoy Earth’s Beauty

Though we may take our planet for granted as we go about our daily lives, Earth Day is the perfect day to step away from the chaos and noise and enjoy the beauty of nature. 

Whether this means hiking along a nature trail with your loved ones, walking barefoot through the sand in the beachy breeze, birdwatching from your backyard, enjoying a picnic lunch in the park (remember to clean up afterward), or simply basking in the sun and breathing in the fresh air, everyone can find an enjoyable way to appreciate Earth’s natural beauty and the life that it provides us.

3. Start Your Own Garden

Not only does a lush garden produce gorgeous flowers and fresh fruits and vegetables that contribute to the balance of nature (and to your dinner table), but gardening is also a fun activity that can involve the whole family and has been proven to lower stress levels and improve mental health.

Do some research to decide what plants you would like to grow, as well as which plants grow best in your climate.

Gather some gardening tools, your loved ones, and reap the benefits of growing your own garden and reconnecting with nature.

4. Clean Up Your Community

Use Earth Day as an opportunity to give back to your community and environment by cleaning up litter and trash.

Gather a group of friends, a litter picker, some trash bags, and gloves, and pick a location to transform.

 When you are finished, not only will you feel like a good philanthropist, but you will be able to admire the fruits of your labour—from a sparkling clean riverbank to an immaculate park.

5. Practise Recycling and Reusing

Every day is a good day to practise reusing and recycling materials, but Earth Day is a great opportunity to learn, as well as educate others, about how to recycle, what can be recycled, and the importance of recycling for the environment.

Search through your trash for anything that can be recycled and sort all of the recyclable goods into different piles of plastic, glass, paper, metals, electronics, and batteries.

Reusing/ repurposing these materials is also a good option that cuts back on waste.

Enjoy the Natural Beauty of Your Backyard Again with an Acorn Outdoor Stairlift

Here at Acorn Stairlifts, we strive to help you reach new heights by defying mobility impairments with the help of our variety of high-quality stairlifts.

However, Acorn stairlifts aren’t limited to just the inside of your home—We like to think “outside” of the box so that you can have mobility and independence both inside and outside of your home.

This is why both our most popular model, the Acorn 130 Straight Stairlift, as well as our more personalised model, the Acorn 180 Curved Stairlift, are also offered in an outdoor version.

Don’t worry—Just because this model is made for the outdoors doesn’t mean that we throw our quality out the door.

Acorn’s Outdoor Stairlift includes all of the same features as our classic, Acorn 130 Straight Stairlift and Acorn 180 Curved Stairlift.

Here are some of the features of the Acorn’s outdoor stair lift:

  • Reliable backup battery
  • Simple diagnostic display
  • User-friendly remote control
  • Secure seat belt
  • Convenient folding footrest

This model allows our customers to be able to enjoy the natural beauty of the great outdoors and spend time with their loved ones, all while staying safe.

Get Your Personal Stairlift Installation Cost with a Free, No-Obligation Quote

Do you or a loved one struggle with stairs, whether indoors or outdoors?

Acorn offers each person even considering investing in a life-changing lift a free, no-obligation quote and home survey in which an Acorn representative will provide you with personal stairlift advice and your stairlift price.

Contact Acorn today to take advantage of this free service and start reclaiming your life with the lift you deserve.

Happy Earth Day, Mother Earth!

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