Greenlight: Earth Day 2021

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For Earth Day 2021, we present #GreenMattersGreenlight: A week of programming here on Green Matters where we’ll be spotlighting ways you can protect the planet for Earth Day and beyond.

With spring flowers in bloom and it becoming more safe to venture out into many areas of the world as pandemic restrictions ease (though following safety precautions is still necessary), it’s like planet Earth is giving many of us the greenlight to take climate action.

This week, we’ll be sharing a mix of things you can do to live more sustainably at home, from tips on teaching children about sustainability, to the most environmentally-friendly ways to conduct spring cleaning around the house.

We’ll also be sharing tips for taking your love for planet Earth out of the house (for those who live in areas where doing so is safe). We have advice for planning a community cleanup, a list of official Earth Day volunteer opportunities around the country, and words of wisdom from a few of our favorite sustainable celebrities and influencers on how they’ll be Earth Day.

We’ll also be helping you set Earth Day resolutions and sharing advice on how to be a better intersectional activist, thanks to input from some of our favorite sustainable bloggers and activists.

So stay tuned for Green Matters’ Greenlight programming this week — and happy Earth Day. 

Latest Greenlight: Earth Day 2021 News and Updates

  • Clean Skincare
    News

    Clean Up Your Daily Regime With Our Clean Skincare Guide

    If you're looking to lower your environmental impact in all aspects of your life, our clean skincare guide for Earth Day will help clean up your routine.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Expert Zero-Waste Tips
    Living

    Level Up With These ~Weird~ Tips for Expert Zero-Waste Living

    Here are three very specific — and kinda weird — tips for seasoned zero wasters.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • International Environmentalist Books
    Community

    11 Books and Children's Books to Read for Earth Day

    Books are a way of teaching people about the environment and a inspiring them to do something about the problems that it is currently facing.
    By Andrew Krosofsky
  • International Earth Day Celebrations
    Community

    7 Earth Day Celebrations From Around the World

    All over the world, people are coming together to celebrate Earth Day in their own unique ways.
    By Andrew Krosofsky
  • Earth Day Resolutions
    Living

    Influencers in the Sustainability Space Share Their Earth Day Resolutions (Exclusive)

    Influencers in the sustainability, low-impact, and eco-friendly space give Earth Day resolutions, to help inspire you to make some this year, too.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Intersectional Environmental Activism
    Community

    How to Make Your Environmental Activism More Intersectional (Exclusive)

    In honor of Earth Day, we asked a few of the internet’s most inspiring intersectional environmental activists for their top advice on making one's climate activism more intersectional.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Earth Day Documentaries
    Community

    8 Eco-Charged Documentaries to Inspire You This Earth Day

    These Earth Day documentaries are the perfect way to get out of your head and get filled in on the problems our planet is currently facing.
    By Andrew Krosofsky
  • Earth Day Charities
    Community

    7 Environmental Charities to Donate to on Earth Day

    Even if you cannot go out and do something for the environment yourself this Earth Day, you can always donate to some of the great charities that help protect our planet and its people.
    By Andrew Krosofsky
  • Community Cleanup
    News

    Organizing a Community Cleanup? Here's What You'll Need to Do

    Whether you're organizing a community cleanup for Earth Day, or if you're hoping to do so in the future, here's what you need to know beforehand.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Earth Day Deals
    News

    Sustainable Brands Offering Earth Day Sales, Freebies, and Promotions

    Although we don't condone excessive amounts of shopping, these sustainable brands are offering sales, freebies, and promotions on Earth Day.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Earth Day Gift Guides
    Community

    Step Aside, Earth Day Gift Guides — Why You Should Celebrate By Not Buying Anything

    Earth Day is one of my favorite holidays — but I’d sooner buy someone a gift for National Potato Chip Day than I would for Earth Day.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Earth Day Instagram Captions
    News

    Show Your Love For the Planet By Using These Earth Day Instagram Captions

    If you're looking to show your appreciation for Mother Earth this Earth Day, we've come up with some solid Instagram captions to augment your feed.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Alison Brie
    Community

    Alison Brie Wants You to Plant Trees With Her for Earth Day (Exclusive)

    Alison Brie has partnered with the Planet Oat Project and One Tree Planted to plant trees in honor of Earth Day.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Eco Cleaning
    News

    Our Eco-Friendly Spring Cleaning Guide For Earth Day

    If one of your Earth Day goals is to keep your home clean with clean products, we've compiled a complete guide to sustainable products for your home.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Earth Day Volunteer
    Community

    Trash Cleanup Volunteer Opportunities for Earth Day 2021, All Across the U.S.

    There are plenty of Earth Day volunteer opportunities and trash cleanups in honor of the 2021 holiday.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Earth Day Kids
    News

    Teach Your Kids Sustainability Through Earth Day Crafts and Activities

    Looking to teach sustainability to your kids? Whether you're a teacher or parent, teach eco-friendliness through various activities and crafts.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
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