How You Can Celebrate Earth Day this Weekend in Belize

by Khaila Gentle

This Saturday is Earth Day! This annual celebration is aimed at highlighting and addressing all the most pressing issues currently affecting our planet, and the theme for Earth Day 2023 is “Invest in Our Planet.”  Take action this Earth Day no matter where you are on the planet. And if you just so happen to be in Belize on April 22nd, here are some ways you can celebrate with us.

Pick Up and Plant A Tree

The Belize Audubon Society and the Belize Tourism Board are partnering this year to implement the “Greening Across Belize” initiative. Head to Guanacaste Park in Belmopan or to the Audubon Society’s office in Belize City where you can pick up a free tree for planting. They’ll be available all week long, while supplies last.

For some added fun, take a selfie with your tree and post on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtags #GreeningacrossBelize and #BelizeAudubonsociety.

Earth Day at Trey’s

Trey’s Barn & Grill is a popular spot for locals and visitors who love some good BBQ. Found at Mile 54 on the George Price Highway, just outside of Teakettle Village, this rustic steakhouse is known for their burgers and steaks as well as their family-friendly weekend activities.

This Saturday, head over to Trey’s for an entire afternoon of Earth Day fun. Featured on the itinerary are a jewelry making class with the owner of San Ignacio’s Back to My Roots, a tree planting ceremony, nature walks, and much more.

In addition to pony rides and face paintings, Earth Day at Trey’s will also feature informational talks by experts in fields such a solar energy and reforestation. There’ll be something for everyone, so be sure to make a reservation if you’re planning on dining and enjoying.

Learn About Belize’s Conservation Efforts

The Green Iguana Conservation Project [Photo Courtesy: Kaitlin Narciso/HOLR Magazine]

From banning offshore oil to restoring coral reefs, Belize has been a trailblazer in conservation and consistently so. Learn about some of the ways Belize has been investing in our Earth by visiting some of the attractions and protected areas that are the result of conservation efforts. They include:

When it comes to investing in our planet, even small actions like shopping sustainably and making an effort to reduce our carbon footprint can go a long way.

Featured Photo by Belize Audubon Society 

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