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50 Ways to celebrate Earth Day all year long

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Make every day Earth Day

With these easy ways to conserve, recycle and go green, you can honor Mother Earth every day of the year.

Mother and daughter recycling

Make every day

Earth Day

With these easy ways to conserve, recycle and go green, you can honor Mother Earth every day of the year.

1

Recycle old batteries

Find out where and how to recycle your old batteries here >>

2

Make a "tree" shirt

Design your own shirt with a nod to Earth Day with this tutorial >>

3

Switch out your cleaning products

Get a clean house without using chemical-laden products with these simple switches >>

4

Save money on sustainable foods

Buying sustainable food doesn't have to break the bank. Find out how to shop smart here >>

5

Work out the green way

If you didn't know there was a way to "go green" with your workouts, click here >>

6

Start a green tradition

Start a tradition with your family to help the environment. Get inspired here >>

7

Make a lifestyle change

Click here for some easy ways to go green in your everyday life >>

8

Make a green meal

Make a meal to honor Earth Day with these recipe ideas >>

9

Teach through example

These simple lessons will help your kids get a grasp on Earth Day >>

10

Recycle used books

Think of all the trees that can get a second life by recycling your library >>

11

Help your kids go green

Going green can be fun with these kid-friendly tips >>

12

Stop wasting water

Use these easy tips to start conserving more water >>

13

Host a swap party

A swap party is a totally fun (not to mention on-trend) way to recycle and re-purpose >>

14

Get crafty

Get the art materials out and get busy making fun crafts like these to commemorate Earth Day.

15

Use green kitchen products

Green kitchen gadgets can be totally cool >>

16

Go green with baby

It's never too early (or late) to raise an eco-baby >>

17

Make your own cleaning products

Get the DIY tips here >>

18

Throw a green birthday party

Waste less at this eco-friendly bash >>

19

Improve your indoor air quality

Get help from your houseplants >>

20

Drive an eco-friendly vehicle

We share our top 10 green cars >>

21

Remodel with eco-friendly decor

Eco-friendly decor has come a long way >>

22

Make your own organic lip balm

Going green? Put your money where your mouth is >>

23

Pack an eco-friendly lunch box

Learn how to pack a waste-free lunch for your kids >>

24

Teach your kids to appreciate nature

Help your kids learn how important Mother Earth really is >>

25

Learn to compost

Dos and don'ts of composting >>

26

Stop using paper towels

Take the paper-towel-free challenge >>

27

Green your flooring

Eco-friendly flooring options >>

28

Organize your recycling

Tired of eco-clutter? Get your recycling organized >>

29

Minimize waste in your home

Cut back on waste in 10 easy steps >>

30

Decorate with thrift store finds

Recycle old items into cool new home decor >>

31

Switch to natural beauty remedies

Natural products are gentler on the environment — and your skin.

32

Re-purpose your furniture

Make something new out of something old with these tips >>

33

Go dumpster diving?

Would you consider digging through someone else's garbage to save the planet?

34

Shop yard sales

Finding re-purposed treasures at yard sales is another great way to recycle.

35

Practice eco-friendly eating

Get tips on how to eat green every day >>

36

Find sustainable seafood

Shop sustainable in the name of Mother Earth.

37

Raise a "tree hugger"

Check out more ways to teach your kids to love our Earth >>

38

Go outside!

Honor Mother Nature by shutting off the tech products and playing outside.

39

Do some recycling crafts

Get crafting with recycled materials >>

40

Go grass-fed

Choosing grass-fed meat is not only good for the planet, it's good for you too.

41

Make your own exfoliating scrub

You'll forget store-bought scrubs once your make your own green version >>

42

Drink up with earth-friendly wines

Toast Mother Earth with these wines that are kind to the environment >>

43

How to grow a garden salad

Grow your own salad fixins' with these tips >>

44

Recycle your electronics

Find out what to do with your old electronics >>

45

Eco-friendly landscaping tips

Use eco-friendly landscaping methods to conserve.

46

Throw an eco-friendly dinner party

Celebrate without leaving your carbon footprint behind >>

47

Energy-efficient green home plans

Building a new home? Make it as energy efficient as possible >>

48

Use energy-efficient home appliances

And stock that home with appliances that are energy conscious >>

49

Turn a water bottle into a piggy bank

This fun craft gives an old water bottle new life >>

50

Go green at the office

Be eco-conscious in the workplace >>

More everyday eco-living ideas

3 Ways to conserve in the kitchen
Ways to conserve in the laundry room
Creative ways to encourage kids to conserve

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