A Heart for Earth Day

March 25, 2024

It's Earth Day!

Each year on April 22, humans around the world turn their attention to our beautiful and fragile home. Earth Day is a special for all of us to reflect on our relationship with the Earth and each other, and take action to protecting, preserving and nurturing our unique planet. Earth Day reminds us that there is only one Earth.

Earth Day Beginnings

Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 and is now recognized and celebrated in over 190 countries, making it one of the largest civic events in the world. The day serves as a platform for individuals communities and organizations to come together in support of environmental causes and has helped to mark important turning points in environmental awareness in our society. Earth Day has helped ignite legislative action and sparked grassroot movements centered around conservation, reducing pollution and protecting the climate.

Leveraging Earth Day to Teach Philanthropy

Earth Day is an excellent opportunity to engage people from all backgrounds and life experiences in the joy of philanthropy.

From planting trees to beach or park and trail clean-ups, Earth Day allows everyone to participate in tangibly serving their communities while recognizing that people worldwide are doing the same work on the same day for the same purpose.

Earth Day also offers educators a fun way to help students explore the concept of philanthropy through hands-on service activities focused on the environment. 

But how do you start the conversation of philanthropy with your students?

A Heart for the Earth - Earth Day Philanthropy Activities!

We've taken the guesswork out of bringing the concept of philanthropy to life with your students! Our Heart for Earth resources kit gives you the tools and materials to help bring philanthropy to life through celebrating Earth Day.

Our Heart for Earth philanthropy activities are designed for kiddos 3rd to 5th grade and provide educators with fun discussion prompts, interesting facts and hands-on materials that encourage students to think critically while connecting to their unique talents and passions. 

Committing to Better, Together

Your students are never too young to understand their global citizenship and responsibility to protect and preserve this unique and fragile world we call home. By leveraging their innate desire to help, to care and to give, we can deepen their understanding of the world around them, help them harness what makes them truly unique towards making a difference and help them develop the confidence they need to take action today and tomorrow. 

In the words of Margaret Mead, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Let's help students grow into global citizens who will pave the way for a greener, healthier, and more sustainable tomorrow.