Earth Month is in full swing and with most of us cooped up at home, unable to gather in our communities, people may be wondering how they can commemorate it or do their part from home. What makes this year’s Earth Month even more special is that April 22, 2020 marks exactly 50 years of Earth Day.

One way to celebrate Earth Day or Earth Month is to simply take a walk outside and enjoy the great outdoors. If you happen to spot any trash along the way, pick it up and dispose of it (preferably with gloved hands). If possible, you could also plant trees on your property to beautify your own space while also increasing surrounding oxygen levels, filtering away pollutants, and providing resources for local wildlife.

If you’re looking for other ideas on how to make a larger impact, this page on saving the rainforest from TreeMusketeers.net (https://www.treemusketeers.net/save-the-rainforest/) has some more ideas on how to make a difference. It has great information on how essential rainforests are to our daily lives, such as how they provide a quarter of all of the air we breathe as well as the many pharmaceuticals and products provided by rainforests that we depend on.

It covers several ways in which we can help preserve our rainforests, even from home. Some ways that it says we can make a difference include:

  • Reusing products and purchasing recycled goods whenever possible
  • Eating locally sourced meat
  • Not purchasing items made from tropical hardwoods that come directly from rainforests
  • Using less paper to reduce the need to cut down trees
  • Avoiding the purchase of products that are significant exports of deforested rainforests
  • Donating to organizations that are helping the rainforest

The page explains these tips further and gives the reader an overall appreciation for our rainforests as well as our great planet in general and what it is capable of – just in time for Earth Month.