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This Earth Day, April 22 is unlike any other. In the year 2020, we are celebrating 50 years of love and recognition for the planet we live on. This year, we also have a unique opportunity to Build Back Better. We are empowered to create the world we want to live in -- a world where all plants, animals, current and future human beings can not just live, but thrive for the next 100 years and beyond. To Build Back Better starts with you and even small, individual actions add up quickly when we do them together. Try a few of these impactful actions this Earth Day, April 22 (or every day) and let’s start building!
Deepen Your Appreciation for Nature
Take a stroll in nature and consider how it contributes to your well-being.
Build Your Community
Consider giving back to your community and helping those in need. Join ASU in our efforts.
Donate food to a local food bank.
Share your Earth Day thoughts, feelings or tips on social media - tag us!
Think, “Waste Not, Want Not”
Reduce your trips to the store, including e-commerce sites.
Take a shorter shower, try five minutes or less.
Try having a Zero Waste Day or Week
Wash clothes in cold water to conserve natural resources.
Strengthen Personal Wellness - THRIVE
Make sure to spend some quality time outdoors, do something you love!
Stretch, stand, bike, walk, hike, do yoga or try some strength exercises each day.
Try to eat mainly whole, unprocessed foods - visit a farmer’s market near you or attend a Borderlands Produce Rescue P.O.W.W.O.W.
Care for Our Climate
Research modern climate issues and potential solutions, share what you learned with others.
See if teleworking or online classes are opportunities you can take advantage of permanently, to decrease commuting.
Try a meatless meal or two and learn more about eating plant-based foods.
Walk, bike or try public transit when you can for your necessary errands.