Little Actions for Earth Day

Dori Wittrig April 21, 2021

It is easy to post “Happy Earth Day” on social media or to share a great Earth Day meme. But have you thought about what kind of action you will take this year? Caring for our planet and protecting it for our children and great-grandchildren is bigger than any one single action. But taken together, those actions add up.
Check through our list below and select one or more that you can do on this Earth Day. Are there any you can turn into long-term habits? Together, we can make tomorrow a bit better today. Less litter in our neighborhood, less plastic jamming up the landfill, less wasted water, and more connection with nature.


  • Skip a bag at the store
  • Use a reusable water bottle instead of a plastic one
  • Add a recycling receptacle at your office
  • Switch to e-bills and save some paper, postage, & delivery
  • Repair something instead of replacing it


  • Take a shorter shower
  • Fix a leaky faucet
  • Turn up the air by 1 or 2 degrees
  • Shield an exterior light bulb


  • Pick up some litter in your neighborhood
  • Add a native plant to your yard
  • Walk or ride your bike somewhere instead of driving
  • Go on a hike
  • Do some stargazing
  • Have a picnic at the park
  • Add a houseplant

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