Our planet is a fantastic place, but it needs our help to strive! Each year on April 22, more than a billion people celebrate Earth Day. We have three Earth Day Events in Wichita to help you celebrate.
Earth Day Fun Facts:
- The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970 when a US senator from Wisconsin organized a national event to bring awareness about environmental issues
- By 1990 Earth Day was an event celebrated by more than 140 countries around the globe.
- The number of garbage trucks Americans fill each year would stretch halfway to the moon.
- Toilet paper tubes, made from cardboard, take two months to decompose in a landfill.
- A plastic bottle sticks around for way longer—it can take over 450 years to break down!
- In its lifetime, one reusable bag can prevent the use of 600 plastic bags.
- Shutting down a computer when it’s not in use cuts energy consumption by 85 percent.
- Recycling one soda can save enough energy to power a tv for three hours.
How you can Celebrate Earth Day:
- Work in your yard and plant some flowers.
- Visit a park in or around Wichita. Click HERE to see a list of parks.
- Visit one of the many walking and biking trails in Wichait and pick up any trash along the way. Click HERE to see a list of trails in Wichita
- Take a walk in your neighborhood and pick up plastics.
- Visit O.J. Watson Park. Rent a Kayak or take a pony ride outside. Click HERE for more info
- Take a virtual tour of these Zoos and Gardens. Click HERE to take a FREE virtual tour.
- Make an animal shelter or a bird feeder, reuse a milk carton, a large water or soda bottle, popsicle sticks, or any other eco-friendly art supplies and let your child’s creativity go wild!
Wichita Earth Day Events:
- Botanica the Wichita Gardens- May 22nd : Click Here for more info
- Exploration Place – May 22nd: Click Here for more info
- Sedgwick County Zoo – May 20th: Click Here for more info