Get active. Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by First Lady Michelle Obama, dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Combining comprehensive strategies with common sense, Let's Move! is about putting children on the path to a healthy future during their earliest months and years.
Plant a tree. Create habitat for forest and other tree-dwelling critters by plant a tree on National Arbor Day (April 28, 2017). Learn more from the Arbor Day Foundation on how to plant a tree in your community.
Walk a trail. National Trails Day (June 3, 2017) inspires the public and trail enthusiasts nationwide to seek out their favorite trails to discover, learn about, and celebrate trails while participating in educational exhibits, trail dedications, gear demonstrations, instructional workshops and trail work projects.
Stop aquatic hitchhikers. If you enjoy aquatic recreation, you’re not alone. Millions annually participate in boating, fishing, jet skiing or sailing and travel extensively in pursuit of new opportunities. Unfortunately these activities have been linked to the spread of invasive aquatic species. Be part of the solution in preventing the spread of these harmful aquatic species.
Got land? Plant native. Private landowners, large and small, play a vital role in conserving natural habitat for fish, wildlife and plants. With over 2/3 of the Nation’s threatened and endangered species using habitat found on private land, it’s good to plant native.
Get outdoors! National Get Outdoors Day (June 10, 2017) encourages healthy, active outdoor fun for families to experience traditional and non-traditional types of outdoor activities. National Get Outdoors Day helps our children seek out healthy, active outdoor lives and to embrace our refuges, our parks, our forests and other public lands and waters.
Reach out to a student. National Environmental Education Week (April 23-29, 2017), the nation's largest environmental education event held each year the week before Earth Day, inspires environmental learning and stewardship among K-12 students. EE Week connects educators with environmental resources to promote K-12 students' understanding of the environment. EE Week is a program of the National Environmental Education Foundation.
Calculate your carbon footprint. Calculate your individual (and household) contributions to greenhouse gas emissions. The Nature Conservancy and U.S. EPA both offer tools for carbon footprint calculator that estimate how many tons of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases your choices create each year.
This list was found here.
Comments will be approved before showing up.