We wanted to inspire some of our troops and Pioneers to be active in their community this Earth Day 2017. Here is a list of a few ideas and projects to encourage you to go out and make our world a cleaner, brighter place this April 22nd!

 

Make Birdhouses

Photo courtesy of Troop 210

Birdhouses provide a safe place for birds to build their nests and provide for their young. They are a source of warmth in the winter and a place of safety during migration season. Spend this coming Earth Day building and placing birdhouses around your community, or even in your own backyard!
*You could also go the extra mile and use upcycled materials!

Learn About Composting

Photo Courtesy of Troop 353

Composting is an important supplement you can give your garden soil. It can be a valuable skill to learn and extremely beneficial to our environment! We recommend spending some time this Earth Day learning how to make and use compost. Here are a few great websites we found that can help get you started:

 

Earn Our Earth Day Badge

A wonderful way to celebrate Earth Day is to earn a badge! Specifically, our Earth Day badge. With requirements ranging from learning the history behind Earth Day to participating in an event in your community, this is a great way to celebrate!

Recycle, Recycle, Recycle!

Recycling is so important. Not only is it good for our environment, it helps reduce air and water pollution, along with saving energy and creating jobs. Try to be conscious of what you are throwing away and what you are recycling this coming week. Here is a list of some items that you can recycle:

  • Aluminum cans and bake-ware
  • Cardboard, magazines, newspapers, and phone books
  • Glass bottles
  • CLEAN plastic bottles
  • And so much more!

To tie-in with earning your Earth Day badge, also check out our Recycle badge!

Pick Up Trash

Photo courtesy of Troop 177

Make it your goal this Earth Day to pick up at least one piece of trash you see! You could also visit a local park or beach and collect any trash you find. A great idea for your Make a Difference award could be organizing a clean-up in an area of your town that needs some TLC. Brainstorm ideas and talk about them with your family or troop. Let’s work together to make Earth a more beautiful, clean place!

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