Fun Ideas to Celebrate Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary at Home

Usually, Earth Day is marked with community clean-ups and festivals, but this year, we’re all observing Earth Day in our own homes. Fortunately, there’s still plenty you can do to celebrate Earth Day’s 50th anniversary!

Here are 13 ways you can observe Earth Day from your backyard (or sofa)!

  1. Find your local watershed group in WV and get involved! You can’t get any closer to home than your local watershed. Want to learn about the conditions of your local streams? Use this nifty tool from the US EPA.
  2. Get ready to comment on WVDEP’s revised human health criteria proposal. Read all about it here.
  3. Learn about the rich history of Earth Day which is regarded as the worlds largest secular day of observance. Head over to for Earth Day Live, a day of digital action for the planet.
  4. Take the Census! Wait, what? What does the Census have to do with Earth Day? The Census determines important things like the number of congressional seats in a state, how federal funding is allocated, and helps communities plan for the future. These are all really important to sound environmental policy!
  5. Be informed about changes to West Virginia’s 2020 primary election. The election date has been changed from May 12 to June 9. The deadline to register to vote is May 19 and all voters can vote by absentee ballot.
  6. Looking for a laugh? Comedian Robert Mac put together “50 Ways to Love Your Mother” to help you get in the Earth Day spirit.
  7. Get involved with Earth Challenge 2020 and be part of the world’s largest coordinated citizen science campaign!
  8. Enter National Wildlife Federation’s Answer the Call of the Wild contest to win an outdoor adventure prize pack! Enter by April 30.
  9. College students might be interested in this blog by our friends at National Wildlife Federation. WVU students, here’s a special list just for you.
  10. Looking for kid friendly activities? Mom’s Clean Air Force put together a toolkit just for kids! Activities designed for different age groups are included.
  11. On Friday, 4/24, head over to WV Rivers Facebook page at 10:00AM for a live story time with our program director, Myia Welsh.
  12. On Saturday, 4/25, join the Citizen Climate Lobby for a virtual workshop on addressing climate change.
  13. Make a donation to WV Rivers. Obviously, we had to sneak that one in 😉. But seriously, our mission depends on donations from folks like you. Read about our current fundraising campaign here.
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