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5 easy ways to celebrate Earth Day this year

1. Make a garden

This is the perfect family activity to do for Earth Day! Just clear a spot in your yard and decide what to plant. If it's tiny, just go for a herb garden (fresh herbs are amazing for cooking), but if you're able to clear a wider patch of land, consider planting fruits, veggies, and even flowers!

2. Try doing a "Meatless Monday" once a week

Meatless Monday basically means giving up eating meat for one meal a week, which can surprisingly help the amount of pollution that the Earth gets. Check out HERE for some amazing meat-free recipes! 

3. Upcycle your clothes

There's *tons* of TikToks (check out some HERE) on making your clothes look fab, so try out some tutorials on clothes you would have normally thrown away! Not only will you save money on new clothes, but you're helping the environment at the same time!

4. Spend some time in the great outdoors

If it's sunny outside on Earth Day, take the afternoon to do something outside! Go for a hike, a bike ride, or even just walk to school instead of drive.

5. Start a compost bin

While this might take the most work out of any on this list, it can also be the most rewarding to the Earth, as it saves trash from the landfill and helps other plants grow. Follow the tutorial HERE, and watch as your old scraps turn into fuel for your yard!

What are you planning to do this Earth Day? Let us know on Twitter @girlslifemag!

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by Serena Sherwood | 4/22/2021