This April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day — a day set aside to show a little well-deserved respect to the environment. The day is typically highlighted by outdoor activities, rallies and service projects across the globe. This year, though, since we can't get out and volunteer for community cleanups and the like, we've put together some ideas for how you can still show your love for Mother Earth.

Clean Up Your Neighborhood or Nearby Woods

Litter is an issue that is detrimental to animals and the environment. There are easy ways for you to help. Take a walk around your neighborhood and collect any trash that may have blown out of a trash can or been thrown from someone's car. Be sure to take the necessary steps to stay safe. Wear gloves and remember to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines.

Other Earth Day Resources

Earth Day Ideas From Blithewold

At 10 a.m. on Earth Day, Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum will be posting a video on Earth Day ideas and how you can become a citizen scientist.

Roger Williams Park Zoo

The Roger Williams Park Zoo is one of the nation's oldest zoos, home to the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular and animals such as African elephants and snow leopards. Don't miss the camel rides!