Eco-Friendly Ways to Celebrate Earth Day This Year

Eco-Friendly Ways to Celebrate Earth Day This Year 

Earth Day is an annual event where everyone can show their support for environmental protection. This year, Earth Day lands on April 22, and there are plenty of activities for you and your family to do!


Our planet is in the midst of a pressing climate crisis, a situation that demands our immediate attention. However, there is still time to reverse the course of this doomsday clock. Each day presents an opportune moment to ponder how every one of us can contribute to reducing our carbon footprint.

Earth Day 2024: Planet vs. Plastics

The theme for Earth Day 2024 is 'Planet vs. Plastics '. This theme holds immense significance as it strives to draw attention to the grave issue of plastic pollution and explore ways to curb the use of single-use plastics. The ultimate goal is to foster the development and adoption of technologies that can significantly reduce plastic consumption and demand.

We have compiled some Earth Day facts and activities you can use this year and beyond.

Earth Day Facts:

  • April 22, 1970 was the day that Earth Day was first celebrated.
  • More than 190 countries worldwide celebrate Earth Day.
  • It is estimated that yearly, up to 13 million metric tons of plastic are in the ocean.
  • One in three fish caught for human consumption contains plastic.
  • 90% of plastic is derived from fossil fuels.
  • 73% of the beach litter worldwide is plastic.
  • The average American will generate up to 4.5 pounds of trash per day.

 Earth Day Activities for You and Your Family

  • Use less plastic: If possible, make the switch to reusable options.
  • Did you know that about 88% of business cards are thrown away within a week? Instead, use business cards made from recycled materials.
  • Work from home or use green transportation (such as bikes or walking).
  • Organize a community beach or neighborhood cleanup.
  • Plant a tree. 
  • Compost with your children so that they can learn how to do it. 
  • Donate any old toys.
  • Build a bee house or plant bee-friendly plants!
  • Support bird populations by adding bird feeders, building birdhouses, and gardening with native plants.


Do you want to learn more about Earth Day 2024? We have resources for you. Download your free Earth Day 2024 tool kit here.

Earth Day Everyday

At Westturf, Earth Day is every day. After all, we are a sustainable landscaping company that has preached "green" and "waterwise" landscaping since 1972! We take pride in managing properties with little or no chemicals. We are committed to water conservation and natural pruning—for sustainable communities. We believe that, together, we can make a difference in your communities.

We're excited to start a conversation with you about how Westturf's sustainable landscaping can transform your community. Don't hesitate to reach out to us at 760-650-3120 or drop us a message!

Let's work together

If you have a creative project in mind or are looking to make your HOA job more manageable, get in contact with Westturf Landscape Management. When it comes to quality efficient landscaping services, we have you covered. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Westturf Landscape Management
701 Mercantile Street
Vista, CA 92083
Phone: 760-650-3120

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