Today is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 and it is now celebrated annually on April 22 in over 193 countries as a way to show support for environmental protection.
You can celebrate at home with:
A project for adults and kids learning how to sustainably grow your own vegetables from scraps.
Checking out some of Trove Librarian Raquel’s awesome recommendations for Earth Day eBooks on Hoopla or Overdrive/Libby!
Taking part in Which Craft? Wednesday: Earth Day edition. Join Edge Librarian Erik to learn how to upcycle used snack bags into a decorative bowl. The program will be posted on the Edge Instagram page, @theedgewppl, at 3:00 p.m. and reported on the Library's Facebook page on Friday at 3:00 p.m.
Making a piece of Earth Day Tree art from Trove Librarian Caroline.
Doing some Earth Day Activities courtesy of Mamaroneck Avenue School’s Library.
Some other resources and activities:
- How to Celebrate Earth Day While You’re Sheltering In Place from the Earth Institute at Columbia University
- Take Part in a Virtual Earth Day Event
- View livestreams throughout Earth Day Live, a three-day live event starting today
- 50 Earth Day Activities for Kids
- NASA’s Earth Day 50th Anniversary Toolkit
- Earthfest from Home from the American Museum of Natural History