So many of the activities that we undertake to make the world a better place for our children and children around the world are solitary. We do them by ourselves, in the comfort of our own home with only our conscience as witness.
Earth Day is a great opportunity to take on global climate change by working with others.
According to Earth Day Network, there are thousands of events taking place around the world, from Kabul, Afghanistan’s tree-planting project to Sanaa, Yemen’s recycling program.
Go to Earth Day 2010’s website and put in your zip code to generate hundreds of opportunities near you. Or you can plan your own Earth Day activities. Here are some ideas:
- Plant a tree in your yard;
- Start a compost pile;
- Abstain from meat for one day;
- Go on a family “litter walk” and pick up trash in your neighborhood or in a local park.
For more ideas, check out Earth Day 2010.