“Climate change is the biggest challenge we face, and future generations will look back on this time and note what actions we took.”
– Sen. Steve Santarsiero

April is Earth Month and our Earth Month Challenge is a way to celebrate our earth and learn new ways to protect the planet and counteract the devastating effects of climate change. We must act now to prevent the worst of its effects.

Participate in the Challenge

Earth Month Challenge

Join me all Earth Month in taking individual steps to help protect our earth and fight the devastating effects of climate change.  Share on social media all the actions you’re taking, such as:

  • Switch to LED lightbulbs
  • Participate in a community/park/stream clean up
  • Support local farms
  • Join a CSA or community garden to cut down on food transportation
  • Walk/bike/carpool to work
  • Take public transportation
  • Reuse brown bags to line your trash can
  • Wash clothes in cold water
  • Pull weeds instead of using herbicides
  • Use organic fertilizer
  • Recycle office computer paper and cardboard
  • Avoid buying products in plastic and Styrofoam containers
  • Lower your heat and wear a sweater
  • Return hangers to the dry cleaners
  • Visit a state park – learn what you can do to keep it healthy- are there bird feeds, recycle bins, beehives etc.
  • Plant a tree or garden.  Container gardening is great too
  • Bring re-usable grocery bags when you shop
  • Put up a bird feeder, bird house or birdbath
  • Check your home for radon
  • Plant milkweed for monarch butterflies
  • Plant flowering plants and trees for the bee
  • Install a rain barrel at your house to use for watering plants, garden
  • Buy a reusable water bottle instead of buying plastic bottles

Tag us on social media at FacebookTwitter, and Instagram, upload your photos here, or email photos to senatorsantarsiero@pasenate.com.  We’ll be sharing photos of participation all month long.

You can also help protect our environment by participating in my upcoming shredding event and food drive on Saturday, April 24th.  RSVP here.

Shredding Event - April 24, 2021

Student Scavenger Hunt

Students can participate in our Earth Month Scavenger Hunt!  Participation is easy! Throughout the month, students can keep an eye out for earth-friendly items, such as recycling containers, LED lightbulbs and re-usable water bottles.

Elementary school teachers—sign your classes up to participate by emailing nancy.adam@pasenate.com.

For Teachers

Earth Month Scavenger Hunt - Teachers

For Students

Earth Month Scavenger Hunt - Students