Earth Day Ideas: Learn, get involved, march, come together, take action

You can celebrate Earth Day by making one change in your life that has a positive impact on the environment. Maybe that change is small, such as using a travel mug for coffee instead of single-use paper cups. Maybe that change is large, such as selling your car and buying a bike! Whatever your endeavor may be, share your plan on social media – Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Facebook, or Pinterest -  use the hashtag #EarthDayChallenge. Let everyone know you’re a champion for the environment and encourage them to do the same! Need help coming up with ideas for Earth Day (and the months leading up)?

We've put together some great Earth Day ideas on how you can take a stand for our environment in these critical times:

 

Let everyone know they can support 23 environmental charities working locally in Washington State by visiting www.earthdaychallenge.org

 

Sign a petition and make your voice heard

One of the most important things you can do is to put your name behind actions taking place and let our leaders know that you vote and you support a clean and healthy environment

 

Audubon 
Keep the EPA Strong, Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge & Speak Up for America's Conservation Programs
Washington Environmental Council
Protect the Marbled Murrelet!
Puget Soundkeeper 
Protect our communities and waterways from oil spills 
Toxic-Free Future
Ask local companies to publicly commit to a plan to eliminate toxic chemicals in their products
Washington Trails Association
Protect our Washington trail system
Transportation Choices
Pledge to #votetransit this November
Washington Wild
Support new Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers designations on the Olympic Peninsula
Nature Conservancy
Sign the pledge for Climate Action Now 
Zero Waste Washington
Let producers know their products to be non-toxic & less wasteful

 

Events in Washington that need your support


Wednesday, March 22

Northwest SEED Trivia Night

Put together a team of your best trivia buddies to compete for bragging rights and prizes. In addition to fun with friends and great food and beverages at the Park Pub, learn how you can be involved in the clean energy economy! Now, more than ever, change will be led at the local level, and we can make great things happen.


Saturday, April 8th

Brewshed Alliance Luau supporting Washington Wild

1:00pm - 7:00pm |  Hellbent Brewing, a member of the Brewshed Alliance, will be hosting this Luau themed party as a benefit for Washington Wild and their work protecting wild lands and waters in Washington State.


April 15th, 16th, 22nd & 23rd

Free national park days

April 15 - 16 and 22 - 23, 2017 | Entry is free at Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks (and all national parks) on Free Entrance Days. 


Wednesday, April 19th

Wild & Scenic Film festival

5:30pm - 9:30pm, 2017 | Join Washington Water Trust and special guest emcee, Ashley Ahearn for happy hour, conversation and an evening of eye-opening films! 


Friday, April 21

University of Washington Earth Day

11:00am - 2:00pm | The 2017 UW Earth Day celebrations will be April 21 in Red Square. 

 

Earth Day, Saturday April 22nd

March for Science 

10:00am - 1:00pm | Science is the best method we have for understanding the world. It should be an open process, used to serve all people. If you wish to support those aims, please join us and march to support it.


Earth Day on the Elwa

9:30am – 3:00pm | Celebrate and learn about the Elwha River this Earth Day. You'll start the day at NatureBridge's Olympic National Park campus with a brief overview of the Elwha River Restoration Project, then continue out to the field research site on the Elwha Delta.

 

 

Get your team together, join the Earth Day Challenge, and register today!

 

 

Learn & make a change


Want to be a more confident bicycle commuter or take up riding to work?

Cascade Bicycle Club resources and classes can help you get there without the carbon footprint.

 

Green your church

The Greening Congregations Program offers a partnership with Earth Ministry and a flexible strategy for engaging your faith community in creation-care efforts. Earth Ministry supports your congregation as you envision and celebrate the “greening” of many different areas of your church’s life.

 

Offset your carbon

Forterra’s Evergreen Carbon Capture program allows you to buy credits which plant trees locally to offset emissions. 

 

Can your community go solar?

Northwest SEED’s workshops and events help communities turn renewable energy concepts into on-the-ground projects.

 

Being Green in King County

Check out King County's Being Green resources and find tips, commit to controling carbon and help them plant 1 million trees.

 

See someone polluting Puget Sound? Send in a report

If you're out in your kayak or boat and see a spill or other hazard to the Sound report it on Puget Soundkeeper Alliance's non-emergency form and they'll follow up with appropriate agencies. For an emergency situation, such as an oil, fuel or hazardous chemical spill, please also call: 1 (800)OILS-911, AND 1 (800)424-8802 immediately.

 

 

Keep checking back for more information, events and ideas and join the
Earth Day Challenge - support environmental causes, volunteer in conservation and make one change this Earth Day.

Contact

 
EarthShare Washington | 1402 3rd Ave, Suite 525 | Seattle, WA 98101 | 1.206-622-9840