This April, you can celebrate Earth Day by participating in your community. The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970. Today, over 1 billion individuals are mobilized for action every Earth Day. From planting trees to making donations in Utah, you can be a part of the celebration.

How Can I Spend My Earth Day?

Today, there are over 190+ countries engaged in Earth Day. You, too, can pay tribute to the Earth by participating in the following ways:

Plant A Tree

Planting trees in your community can have lasting environmental benefits such as improved air quality, energy conservation, and climate control. The National Wildlife Federation states, “Trees can enhance a community’s sense of pride and ownership. Active involvement in tree planting programs leads to a stronger sense of community and promotes environmental responsibility and ethics. Planting programs also project visible signs of change and provide the impetus for other community renewal and action programs.”

Walk or Bike to Work

Communities often gather together for a “walk or bike to work or school day.” By skipping out on driving, the community can create a habit of using alternative transportation methods. Also, with fewer cars on the road, fewer pollutants such as greenhouse gases are released into the air.

Donate in Utah

The third way you could spend this Earth Day is by donating clothing. Every year, the fashion industry uses 93 billion cubic meters of water. This is enough water to meet the consumption needs of 5 million people. Donating clothing to thrift stores or charities such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah helps conserve Earth’s energy and elements.

Our Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah mentoring programs benefit from the clothing donations of the community. For more information on donations in Utah, visit