April 22 is Earth Day In The News

Social Distancing? How To Celebrate Earth Day This April

Diane Bickett

April 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day. While celebrations honoring this pivotal event in our nation’s environmental history have happened every year, with COVID-19 and a worldwide heath pandemic, this year looks a little different. 

With school closures, social distancing and limited public gatherings, the annual festivals and celebrations in honor of our environment are on-hold or have been canceled. Happily, many people are still able to go outside and celebrate nature.  

How To Celebrate 

The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District suggests some ways to celebrate Earth Day. Each of us can make a difference by: 

  • taking time to tidy a local park or neighborhood; 
  • join the virtual event Cleveland Earth Day Celebration, a collaboration of local environmental groups and organizations; 
  • start a compost pile;  
  • share some waste reduction tips with family and friends;  
  • refresh your knowledge of how to recycle right

Paper Recycling 

Recycling is as important as ever, especially when it comes to recycling paper and boxes. This will support the mills that use recycled fiber to make boxes for Amazon and other mail-order companies. Residents can get tips on proper paper recycling here

How will you celebrate Earth Day this year? Even with at-home activities, you can help sustain a green environment in Cuyahoga County and beyond.

About the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District    

The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District is the public agency helping the people of Cuyahoga County, Ohio reduce, reuse and recycle at home, at work and in their communities. We serve as the leading resource in the County for information, expertise and programs that support sustainable materials management and reduce the environmental impact of waste.