Earth Week 2020 - What You Can Do From Home

posted by Angelisa Belden on Monday, April 20, 2020

50 Years of Earth DayHappy Earth Week! In 2020 we're celebrating 50 years of Earth Day - a day to call attention to our individual and collective actions and how they impact our own backyards, across the nation, and around the world. 

Just a few months ago, plans for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day were looking pretty different. The calendar was full of events and activities to take action to improve the health of our planet. But that doesn't mean there aren't many ways we can still collectively make a difference! 

IEC has gathered a number of resources and ideas that you can do throughout the week, or on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, to make a difference in your corner of the planet. If we each do our part, together that adds up to a big impact. Also, be sure to visit the EPA's Earth Day page for ideas and information.

Virtual Earth Day Activities & Events

Activities Around the House or Yard

Around the Neighborhood

  • Take a set of gloves and a trash bag on your next walk to pick up garbage or debris on your sidewalk, street, or roadway
  • Clear leaves, debris, and trash from storm drains along your street in front of your home or along the road 
  • Go fishing - for trash!

For Kids

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About The Author

Angelisa served as IEC's Communications Director from 2018 to 2024.

Previously, she worked in membership and marketing for WTTW, Chicago’s PBS station. Angelisa grew up along the Turkey River in Fayette County, Iowa, and earned her B.A. in Communications and Journalism from th ... read more