Celebrating Earth Day

Happy Earth Month from Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy!

For decades, April 22 has brought about annual celebrations of our planet across the globe. Since the first Earth Day in 1970, people have celebrated in many ways, large or small. The U.S. signing on to the Paris Agreement in 2016, the 2017 March for Science in Washington, D.C., and the Earth Day Cleanup in 2019 are just a few of the meaningful ways people across the country have participated in protecting our planet in years past.

This year, we encourage you to celebrate in whichever way you can. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

1. Ride a bike
2. Explore a new park
3. Cloud watch
4. Go for a hike
5. Have a picnic
6. Fly a kite
7. Play a sport
8. Plant a tree
9. Play with a pet
10. Birdwatch
11. Make a bird feeder
12. Look for butterflies
13. Play lawn games
14. Visit a farmer’s market
15. Have a scavenger hunt
16. Play frisbee
17. Climb a tree
18. Go swimming
19. Practice your photography skills
20. Walk a dog
21. Sunbathe
22. Try rollerblading or skateboarding
23. Learn how to compost
24. Enjoy the sunset
25. Look for constellations