The 52nd anniversary of Earth Day is a great time to reflect on how we each might “Invest In Our Planet" (this year's theme). Do you want to take part? The Clinton Library staff is here to help! Check out our short list of things you can do to both celebrate Earth Day and invest in our planet.
Get involved! Join local organizations dedicated to environmental causes and issues such as the River Raisin Watershed Council.
Have some outdoor fun! Purchase and use state park passes to support their use. Or check out a free pass through the Michigan Activity Pass program. While you're there, go on a nature scavenger hunt and learn to identify local plant and animal species.
Support local agriculture! Buy produce from local farmers/farmer's markets.
Get moving! Travel 52 miles by human-power before the summer solstice (June 21).
Attract the pollinators! Plant a garden or native plants.
Learn what you can do! Check out a book from our Earth Day display.
Clean up! Instead of throwing items out, find creative uses for them, or donate them to local organizations.
Lend and ear (and eye)! Join a bird count to help track bird populations. Learn more here: https://ebird.org/news/counting-101/
Learn a new skill that will help you reduce waste, such as mending clothing, repairing bicycles, or composting food waste.
Learn more about reducing your footprint when spending time outdoors from websites such as Leave No Trace.
Want to learn more? Check out this article by The Old Farmer's Almanac.