Celebrate Earth Day every day
This pandemic has reminded us of how valuable our public green spaces are to all Marylanders. Many families embarking on hiking trips to our state parks are one of the things many of us were able to look forward to during the pandemic.
It’s also reminded us how very fortunate we are to live in a state with such extraordinary natural resources, from the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries to the mountains of Western Maryland.
This Earth Day, we have compiled four ideas on how to safely celebrate Earth Day on April 22 and throughout the year.
Enjoy one of Maryland’s extraordinary protected areas with your family or loved ones. Learn about Earth Day events in our state parks on the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) website.
Gather the folks in your “bubble” and spend a few hours tidying up one of your local green spaces, such as a community park.
Help sustain and diversify Maryland’s environmental movement by supporting groups like Black Girls Vote which empowers Black women in Baltimore and beyond to use their voting power on key issues or Chispa Maryland which ensures that Maryland Latinx families and community leaders are a powerful voice for protecting our air, land, water, public health, and future.
Sign our pledge to be a “conservation voter.” If we are going to preserve Maryland’s environmental health for future generations, we need to make conservation a top priority with Maryland’s decision-makers. Get to know your representatives on the state and local level and tell them that environmental issues are important to you.
When you pledge to be a Maryland Conservation Voter, we will give you tips on how to register to vote, update your voter registration, and use your vote, and voice, for the environmental issues that matter to you.
Enjoy the outdoors this week, and happy Earth Day!