Happy Earth Day 2014: 6 Ways to Celebrate

Earth Day takes place on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Here are six ways to help save planet Earth.

1. Attend a local Earth Day event. Nicki Minaj attended the Christie's Green Auction: A Bid to Save the Earth benefit in 2011.

Nicki Minaj
Singer Nicki Minaj arrives for the Christie's Green Auction: Bid To Save The Earth event in New York March 29, 2011. |

2. Contribute to nature. President George. W. Bush planted a tree in honor of Earth Day.

U.S. President George W. Bush
U.S. President George W. Bush grabs a shovel before planting a tree in honor of Earth Day while in New Orleans, Louisiana, April 22, 2008. |

3. Recycle and reuse; materials that were once waste can be used while making items such as jewelry.

A woman collects rubbish to recycle
A woman collects rubbish to recycle and make into decorative objects as residents spend a day on the beach next to the main port in Haina February 28, 2009. Researchers will fan out across more than 80 developing countries beginning this month to hunt out and assess many of the world's dirtiest industrial waste sites. The New York-based nonprofit Blacksmith Institute recently led a 0,000 clean up of a battery site in Haina in the Dominican Republic, in which much of the underlying soil was 35 percent lead, a pollutant that leads to severe learning disabilities in children. |

4. Unplug eletronics and turn off lights to save energy.

Apple store in New York
A dedicated iPad station is seen in front of an iPhone at the Apple store in New York May 23, 2011. |

5. Support environmental education.

student classroom
Students at Westside Middle School in Winder, Georgia, including Gabriela Unguryan (standing), answer questions via internet from a class at Charleswood Junior High School located in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada during a cooperative education project with Canada on January 24, 2008. The campus of Westside Middle School is the host site where school officials, government leaders and partnerships from as far away as Canada gathered to view a new era in learning by bringing virtual experiences right into the classroom. |

6. Deepen your appreciation and respect for nature with a walk or run outside.

Brazil's Amazon rain forest
Osmar Barbosa Ferreira climbs the tree to collect plants in Sao Sebastiao de Cuieiras near the Cuieiras river in the Brazil's Amazon rain forest October 30, 2009. Finding the right material is no easy task in the world's largest rain forest that can have up to 400 species of trees and many more plants in a 2.5-acre (1-hectare) area, and in a country where suspicion of outside involvement in the Amazon runs strong.Picture taken on October 30, 2009. To match feature |

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