Earth Day, 2023: 50 Small Things You Can Do to Improve the World Around You

Happy Earth Day, everyone! This year, let’s take a moment to reflect on our relationship with the planet and consider how we can take steps to improve its health. As individuals, we can make small changes that can make a big difference. Here are 50 small yet meaningful things you can do to improve the health of the planet around you.


  1. Use reusable shopping bags
  2. Switch to LED light bulbs
  3. Reduce water usage by fixing leaks
  4. Carpool or use public transportation
  5. Use a reusable water bottle
  6. Take shorter showers
  7. Use a clothesline instead of a dryer
  8. Support local farmers by buying locally grown produce
  9. Turn off lights when you leave a room
  10. Eat less meat
  11. Recycle plastics, glass, and paper
  12. Use a reusable coffee cup
  13. Plant a tree or support reforestation efforts
  14. Support renewable energy sources
  15. Don’t waste food
  16. Use a bike or walk instead of driving short distances
  17. Use eco-friendly cleaning products
  18. Participate in community clean-up events
  19. Shop at thrift stores or donate clothes instead of throwing them away
  20. Reduce food waste by composting
  21. Buy products with minimal packaging
  22. Use a reusable straw
  23. Use a programmable thermostat
  24. Support sustainable fashion by buying clothes made from sustainable materials
  25. Turn off electronics when not in use
  26. Use a reusable lunch container
  27. Support local businesses
  28. Use public water fountains instead of buying bottled water
  29. Avoid using disposable plates and utensils
  30. Support environmental organizations
  31. Use a reusable food wrap instead of plastic wrap
  32. Use cloth napkins instead of paper ones
  33. Support ocean conservation efforts
  34. Install low-flow showerheads
  35. Use a reusable grocery bag for produce
  36. Use a reusable razor
  37. Support wildlife conservation efforts
  38. Buy products made from recycled materials
  39. Install energy-efficient windows
  40. Use natural light instead of artificial light when possible
  41. Use a reusable cloth instead of paper towels
  42. Use a reusable snack bag instead of plastic ones
  43. Support clean energy policies and politicians
  44. Buy products with eco-friendly certifications
  45. Participate in beach clean-up events
  46. Use a reusable food container instead of plastic bags
  47. Support organizations that promote sustainable living
  48. Use a reusable menstrual product
  49. Support public transportation initiatives
  50. Educate others about the importance of environmental protection

These are just a few of the things you can do to improve the health of the planet around you. Every small change can make a difference, so choose the ones that work best for you and your lifestyle. Let’s work together to create a healthier, more sustainable planet for generations to come.