Earth Day in Rural North Carolina

By Jennifer Eison, Climate Campaigner at Down Home

Spring time in North Carolina brings about a lot of change for our beautiful state. We see the grass slowly start to regrow, the flowers begin to bloom and the days get longer. Spring is a time for us to do some cleaning in our homes and offers us a chance to think about how we want to engage with the beautiful outdoors and with our own communities. One of my favorite ways to celebrate spring and to spend some quality time in nature is to celebrate Earth Day. 

Falling on a Monday this year, April 22nd has been declared as Earth Day since it was first celebrated in 1970. For 54 years folks who love nature, their communities and our beautiful planet earth have come together across the country and the whole world to join together in highlighting ways to protect and love our planet. Whether you’re in Johnston County and are joining the community clean up on Saturday April 20th or joining the “Earth Third Friday” in Downtown Boone on Friday April 19, there are so many ways to show up for your community and celebrate the beautiful planet we get to share. 

What are some ways you’ll be celebrating Earth Day this year?