Happy Earth Day! Every year, people around the world celebrate Earth Day and do their part to make our planet a better place. Whether it is taking a hike or bike ride, picking up trash, or planting a tree, there are many ways to celebrate Earth Day as a family. If you have children, one of the best ways to celebrate Earth Day is to teach your kids simple steps to treat the earth better, such as recycling. Show them the recycling symbol on cans and bottles and have them look for the symbol on items you buy at the grocery store. You can also stress the importance of conserving water and electricity, and make a pact as a family to use less energy. Try turning off the water while you brush your teeth, washing clothes in warm or cold water instead of hot, and turning off lights when you leave a room. Part of celebrating Earth Day is enjoying what our planet has to offer – head to a park with a picnic lunch and enjoy the warmer weather and sunshine! Take a walk or hike afterwards and admire the buds on the trees and the birds chirping.Many communities also organize volunteer events where you can help clean up a local park or plant trees – check your local paper for information on Earth Day activities. No matter how you choose to celebrate, anything you do to help the planet will make a difference.