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March 28, 2024

Celebrate Earth Day: Easy Ways to Help Our Planet

As advocates for Texan health and well-being, we understand the vital role our planet plays in supporting our collective health. With Earth Day approaching, it’s an opportunity to reflect on how even the smallest of actions can contribute to a healthier planet. Join us as we explore simple yet impactful ways to celebrate Earth Day throughout April. Don’t forget Earth day also kicks-off National Park Week, April 20th- April 28th, so plan a trip to a park near you!

National Park Week will be taking place from April 20 to April 28 this year. Entrance fees will be waived on April 20, 2024, to kick off the celebration and to encourage everyone to enjoy their national parks in person. Follow National Park Week on social media to join the fun!

Use Less, Waste Less: 

  • Reduce consumption and embrace reuse to minimize waste. Remember to recycle whenever possible, ensuring items are disposed of responsibly. 
  • Tip: Look for the recycling symbol on items to determine recyclability. 
  • Learn more: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) –

Save Energy and Water: 

Conserve energy by powering down electronics when not in use and address leaks to save water. These small changes can have a big impact on resource conservation. 

Choose Earth-Friendly Transportation: 

Opt for eco-friendly transportation options such as walking, biking, or carpooling to reduce carbon emissions. It’s not only beneficial for the environment but also promotes physical activity. 

Get Involved in Earth-Friendly Activities: 

  • Participate in community clean-up events or tree-planting initiatives to contribute to a cleaner environment. Engaging in such activities fosters community bonds while making a positive impact. 
  • Tip: Wear appropriate gear like gloves and sturdy shoes during clean-up efforts. 
  • Learn more: Earth Day Network – 

Eat Green: 

  • Support local farmers by purchasing locally sourced produce and minimize food waste by planning meals and utilizing leftovers. 
  • Tip: Create a weekly meal plan to streamline grocery shopping and reduce food waste. 
  • Learn more: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) – 

Speak Up for the Planet: 

  • Share your knowledge about environmental stewardship with friends and family. Advocate for sustainable practices and engage with local leaders to promote Earth-friendly policies. 
  • Tip: Write letters or emails to elected officials expressing your support for environmental initiatives. 
  • Learn more: Sierra Club – 

Take Action with It’s Time Texas!

  • Let’s work together to nurture a healthier planet. Explore our free services, including virtual health coaching and fitness classes, designed to support your well-being while contributing to a greener world. 

As we commemorate Earth Day, let’s recognize the collective impact of our actions in safeguarding our planet’s health. By adopting simple yet meaningful changes in our daily lives, we can pave the way for a sustainable future. 

Stay Connected

We use social media to share resources, tools, and information to help you, your family, and your friends live healthy lives. It’s also a great way to join and connect with a growing network of Texans committed to making living healthy easier in our great state!