Celebrating Earth Day 2020

Apr 20, 2020 | Community

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Earth Day is an annual worldwide movement that invites people to protect our planet. This year, however, will be a bit different. It will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the movement and will go digital for the first time. Here are five ways that you can still support Earth Day amid COVID-19:

Plant something. Add some life to your home or yard by planting a tree or flowers to brighten the world. There’s something refreshing about having plants around you in your house that brings a sense of life.

Sign up for electronic statements. This is an easy way to help the planet in just a couple clicks. Instead of having paper banking statements sent to you, switch over to electronic statements. Learn how to switch here.

Take time to shred old documents, and then recycle them. Have a little extra time on our hands these days? This is the perfect time to go through old documents and get them shredded and recycled. Core Bank hosts free community shred days. Follow us on social media for when and where our next event will be.

Donate old clothes. It’s spring cleaning time! Go through your closet and figure out what you can get rid of. Think about donating them to thrift stores, consignment stores, or charities. Let’s reduce and reuse!

Join a digital Earth Day challenge or campaign. The Earth Day website is such a useful resource for finding ways you can help the planet and make an impact. They have a long list of digital challenges you can take part in to show your support. You can also donate online to the environmental movement. Click here for more info.

We can make a better world for everyone. Tell everyone you know to join the cause at earthday.org as we flood the world with messages of hope, optimism and, above all — action.