People across the globe gather each year on April 22 to celebrate Earth Day by showing their love for the environment and focusing on ways to protect the planet, and students should consider spending time outside to celebrate the day.
Earth Day is a day where people come together to celebrate and appreciate our earth and all it has to offer. According to People, “1 billion people participate in Earth Day festivities each year in 192 countries.”
This year marks 52 years of advocating for change for the better good of the environment. The first Earth Day was celebrated back in 1970.
Students can also spend this day thinking about how they can keep the planet thriving and healthy for future generations. This is the only planet humans have, therefore it must be taken care of. There is no “Planet B” if Earth is not cared for.
The earth is what all people around the globe share and have in common, so the earth is important to respect. Earth Day can even bring a community closer by working together for the greater good of the planet.
Students can also experience benefits by spending their Earth Day outside. According to CNBC, “spending 2 hours in nature each week can make you happier and healthier.”
Rather than doing homework in the library, students should utilize the outdoor seating options available on campus.
According to the Kennesaw State Website, “With over 320 acres, the Kennesaw State campus offers plenty of outdoor space for events including the campus green, the Legacy Gazebo and the Carmichael Student Center Terrace.”
Students can also utilize outdoor spaces off campus to do their schoolwork such as local parks and recreational centers.
However, students may also choose to spend their Earth Day as a day to kick back, relax and enjoy all that nature has to offer.
There are a couple of ways students can celebrate Earth Day outdoors: plant a tree, watch the sunrise, go on a nature walk or have a car-free day.
Planting trees can benefit future generations and provide a greener future and oxygen. Students can set their alarms a bit earlier to enjoy the beautiful array of colors the atmosphere provides every morning.
Going on a walk in nature can provide students with the opportunity to truly embrace the environment around them. Students can ditch their car for the day and use other forms of transportation such as a bicycle, walking or even taking the Big Owl Bus.
No matter how you decide to spend Earth Day, always remember to reduce, reuse and recycle.