Improve Your Neighborhood
Make your neighborhood a better place. Volunteer to do things like pick up trash.
Earth Day Celebration
Host an Earth Day celebration at your school. Organize a party and encourage your classmates to share their concerns about the local environment. After the party, organize a group to go out and pick up trash, work in a community garden, or help maintain a local greenway.
Help Clean Up Beaches and Waterways
Volunteer with classmates or your family with the International Coastal Cleanup.
Help Clean Up Public Lands
Start a tradition to volunteer with classmates or your family to clean up public land once a month. Begin on a National Public Lands Day.
Take a Vacation
Love to travel? Like volunteering? Why not do both? You could help take care of orphaned lions at a wildlife refuge or help archeologists excavate tools. Check out this list of suggestions from National Geographic Traveler to get you started on your plans.
Pledge to Recycle
Sign a pledge to recycle and reduce waste. Encourage your friends and classmates to do the same to raise awareness of recycling in your school.
Organize a Service Project
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) supplies several do-it-yourself toolkits to turn community service initiatives into community projects. Come up with a service idea with your classmates and friends. Then turn it into your own community service project.
Stop Cigarette Litter
Did you know that 32% of litter at storm drains is tobacco products? Learn more about the harmful impacts of cigarette litter and how you can take action to help stop it. You can start a Cigarette Litter Prevention Program in your own community to decrease the environmental and economic impacts of cigarette litter.