Earth Day and beyond: 9 ways to honor nature

Discover amazing outdoor activities and take action to protect our planet

a woman wearing a red rain poncho smiles as she prepares to plant a redwood sapling
A tree-planting event at Humboldt Redwoods State Park. Photo by Save the Redwoods League.

Earth Day has been around since 1970, but there’s never been a more important time to recognize the irreplaceable beauty of the outdoors and the power of nature-based solutions to climate change.

On April 22, Earth Day events and initiatives will mobilize more than 1 billion people around the globe to protect our planet’s natural wonders—including California’s spectacular, carbon-storing redwood forests.

Activities and events for Earth Day and beyond

Check out these 9 ways you can celebrate nature and protect the planet:

  1. Reconnect with the big trees and give your mental health a boost by exploring one of the League staff’s favorite redwood trails.
  2. Take action to safeguard our air and water, reduce wildfire risk, and protect local communities from climate threats: Urge your elected representatives to place a $15 billion Climate Resilience Bond on the 2024 ballot.
  3. Learn about the deep roots of Arbor Day—celebrated on April 26 this year—and find a community tree planting, tree care workshop, or festival near you.
  4. Choose your own adventure—a sunset kayak tour, an owl meet-and-greet, a satisfying beach cleanup—during the Third Annual California State Parks Week, June 12 to 16.
  5. Learn more about careers in conservation with our I’ll Go If You Go podcast, which this season focuses on jobs in the redwoods.
  6. Start a nature journal and capture the tiny visual details that make the outdoors so magical.
  7. Discover a new favorite place or volunteer activity during the 2024 National Parks Week, April 20 to 28, which includes free admission to national parks on April 20.
  8. Take your knowledge of redwoods to new heights: Take our quiz about coast redwoods and giant sequoia.
  9. Support the League’s work to protect and restore the redwood forests and provide all people with access to nature’s peace and beauty.

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Since 1918, Save the Redwoods League has protected and restored redwood forests and connected people with their peace and beauty so these wonders of the natural world flourish.

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