Sierra Club — five things to do for Earth Day

According to the Sierra Club, Earth Day, April 22, is a global celebration of planet Earth, the place we all call home. All month long, there are opportunities to connect with nature, get outdoors, and protect the planet for future generations to come. Here are five things to do for Earth Day.

Get the whole family outside
One mom shares why treks with tykes are worth it, how it teaches children the value of nature and eventually, why to defend it. Whether it’s a short walk or a challenging hike, here are our pro tips for getting outside with young kids.

Donate to protect public lands
Public lands provide a home for wildlife, protect against climate change, and give us a way to enjoy nature. Yet we are losing precious public lands to fossil fuel exploitation and unchecked development. The Sierra Club is fighting back against the ongoing destruction.

Connect with the next generation
Share your love for National Parks with our free coloring pages. Children can bring their own perspective to Carlsbad Caverns, Yosemite, Acadia, and more. Get creative, unwind and play, and bring America’s natural treasures to life in a whole new way.

Attend a local Earth Day event
Celebrate Earth Day with your community. All throughout Earth Month, you’ll find Sierra Club events across the country — and even online. Join a local hike, volunteer in a neighborhood clean-up, or attend a rally.

Take action to support clean energy
Clean energy fights climate change and protects our communities from pollution. But these policies are under attack from the fossil fuel industry. Tell Congress you support affordable clean energy and green jobs.

Let Sierra Club be your guide this Earth month For more than 130 years, the Sierra Club has gathered millions of activists and volunteers to fight for the places, people and planet we all love; envisioning a better world with safe communities, clean air and water, a stable climate, more family-sustaining jobs, and a direct connection to nature that’s accessible for everyone.