Earth Day 2020

Wednesday, April 22nd

Ways to Celebrate Earth Day 2020 at Home

April 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. For half a century, people all around the world have gathered in celebration and appreciation of our planet. Now recognized as the world’s largest civic event, Earth Day is all about practicing environmentally sustainable habits. Although Earth Day this year falls in the midst of “stay home” practices, there’s still great ways to celebrate and honor our planet.

Hold a “Green” Movie Watch Party

Grab your favorite treat and snuggle up on the sofa to watch a movie that reminds you just how amazing the earth is. This film can be anything from a documentary like “The Cove” to a family-friendly movie like “WALL-E” or “Free Willy.” Make it a Virtual Watch Party by coordinating with friends to start watching at the same time and start a group thread or video to interact as you watch.

Cook a Meal using Local Organic Food

Buying local organic food minimizes the use of pesticides and preservatives, two things that have extremely negative effects on the environment. Additionally, by shopping local, you are supporting the economy around you and helping out your neighbors.

Clean up a Local Park

There are so many beautiful Western NY parks and outdoor areas that could benefit from some good cleaning. Caring for these areas not only helps the environment, but also all inhabitants who consider the outdoors to be their home. You can still practice social distancing in the outdoors! Be sure to be safe by working with a buddy, wearing a mask and using proper sanitation gloves.

Make a Video

Crafting is the perfect opportunity to reuse old things that you might’ve otherwise thrown away. Invite your friends and family to send you their old items and turn them into something brand new. Demonstrate how to use those items in a video on social media!

As Cloud Computing experts, I-Evolve celebrates the Earth every day.  We invite you to do the same.  See yesterday's blog post to learn more about how Cloud Computing benefits our environment.