7 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in Bethlehem

  1. Volunteer at community cleanups

Bethlehem is hosting the Annual Earth Day-Bethlehem Historic Clean Up on April 24, 2021 from 8-11am. Volunteers will be picking up litter, cleaning the storm drains and planting flowers downtown to beautify Bethlehem in time for spring. There will be support from the local government and residents, clubs and students. All are welcome and encouraged to participate in this event!

  1. Visit Lehigh Valley Home & Garden’s Nursery

At the nursery you can purchase an array of plants and flowers that change weekly or buy seeds to plant yourself. Here you can find everything from roses to ornamental grasses. There is also the option to get involved in their fundraising events, such as the Spring Day Sale. 

3. Cook organic and sustainable recipes;

Try this Greek Lentil Stuffed Zucchini Boats recipe, a sustainable and vegetarian dish or these Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes are an organic, dairy-free, egg-free dessert. 

  1. Shop cocal eco-friendly fashion

Check out the Loving Piece in Easton! They sell spirit-inspiring and environmentally friendly products. Items are from known organic clothing brands such as Soul Flower, Synergy Organic Clothing Line, Mona B handbags, and Blue Sky

  1. Go for an outdoor walk or run

The Bethlehem Greenway is a great way to stay active outside — the 2.5 mile path is super easy to access right off of campus. Other nearby paths include the 6.9 mile Saucon Rail Trail and the 2.5 mile Monocacy Way. 

  1. Use and bring your own reusable bags while grocery shopping

Nix the plastic bags while grocery shopping. Try leaving your favorite canvas bags in your car so you don’t forget them when you go to the store. Not only are you avoiding a plastic bag fee but also staying environmentally friendly. 

  1. Realize that you can celebrate the Earth everyday, not only on Earth Day! 

Any minor actions can cause a big impact within the community. Being conscious of plastic water bottle use, running water, and leaving lights on is the first step in making change. By walking more, carpooling or taking public transportation, you will benefit by saving money, reducing greenhouse gases, and getting more exercise.

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