Taking Action for Earth Day
Take action from home with a Sustainability Treasure Hunt to explore ways to uncover energy savings during family bonding time. Check out the Take Action for Earth Day Banner for other ways to reduce your environmental impact. Learn about the partnerships and research DOE Pantex undertook to be awarded the 2019 Presidential Migratory Bird Award for their work with purple martins, Swainson’s Hawks and western burrowing owls. If you have any questions please contact Cate Berard at [email protected].
Save Energy, Save Money
From improving your household chore efficiency in the kitchen and laundry room to tips on weatherization, fuel use, home offices, landscaping, and big home improvement updates, the Energy Saver website has it covered. Visit Energy Saver online, explore guides like DIY Energy Savings Projects and 16 Ways to Save Money in the Laundry Room, and sign up for email updates.
Visit Nature (Virtually)
Smithsonian Gardens created several virtual tours including “Habitat”, which has 2-3 minute videos with Smithsonian horticulturists describing the significance of each exhibit: https://gardens.si.edu/exhibitions/habitat/. They have also developed a Story Map of Smithsonian Gardens’ Cherry Blossom Trees to take a virtual walk through the blossoms, in any season. View it here: https://gardens.si.edu/learn/blog/cherry-blossoms/.
Listen & Learn
Take time this April to learn about environmental issues and what the Energy Department is doing to take action. Our Direct Current podcast has covered environmental topics including: