This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22nd. While every day is Earth Day (especially if you’re in the energy efficiency industry like us) we wanted to give you some motivation and ideas to help you celebrate the holiday at home!

5 Motivational Quotes to Get You Excited for Earth Day

“To leave the world better than you found it, sometimes you have to pick up other people’s trash.” – Bill Nye

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“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” —Jane Goodall

“Nature never hurries: atom by atom, little by little, she achieves her work. The lesson one learns from yachting or planting is the manners of Nature; patience with the delays of wind and sun, delays of the seasons, bad weather, excess or lack of water.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The earth is what we all have in common.” – Wendell Berry

“I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use.” —Mother Teresa

Ways to Celebrate Earth Day at Home

Join Earthday.org’s 24 hours of action, a digital effort that includes advocating and speaking up, voting, and educating. https://www.earthday.org/campaign/digital-earth-day/

Spend #EarthDayAtHome with NASA! They have created resource toolkits of activities that you and your family can do in both English and Spanish. https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2020/earthdayathome-with-nasa/

Regrow veggies at home and reduce food waste! You can make it a fun indoor project to do with your children. https://www.buzzfeed.com/michelleno/foods-you-can-regrow-from-scratch

Rutgers University has a series of Earth Day webinars dubbed “Earth Day at Home” that begin on April 20th and go into the Summer. https://envirostewards.rutgers.edu/EarthDayatHome2020.html

Create healthy vegetarian dishes that will satisfy the foodies in your household. https://www.foodandwine.com/cooking-techniques/11-healthy-vegetarian-dishes-earth-day

45 Tiny Lifestyle Changes You Can Make Right Now to Help Save the Earth. https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/g19851547/earth-day-tips/

 

Donnelly Energy is an energy efficiency firm dedicated to helping businesses throughout New Jersey take advantage of incentives offered by New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program™ in the lighting and HVACR categories. We help companies reduce their costs, reduce their carbon footprint, and increase their profits.