Start your Earth Day Action Quest today!

Earth Day is a day for the global community to come together around our shared planet – together, we can change the world! Activities you find here will help you reduce your impact on the Earth and be a better steward of resources.

Complete at least three activities to be entered into a drawing for a $25 Visa gift card.
Click the badge at the bottom of the page to enter.

The final day of the Earth Day Action Quest is April 30. Happy trails!


Click on the categories below to see the different challenges.

Waste Audit

Keep track of everything you throw in the trash today. Click to read more.

Food: Too Good to Waste

Learn how to store your food so that it lasts longest. Click to read more.

Express Thanks

Thank a favorite restaurant for its green practices. Click to read more.


Instead of tossing out broken items, challenge yourself to fix them instead. Click to read more.


Donate your time, skills, gently used items, food and more. Click to read more.

Product Reuse

Come browse the shelves at your county’s free product reuse space and see what you find! Click to read more.

Sort it Out

Recycle only items that are accepted by your hauler. Click to read more.

Be a Battery Hero!

Bring batteries to your county’s collection site. Click to read more.

Household Hazardous Waste

Dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW) at a drop-off location near you. Click to read more.

Food Scraps

Start collecting food scraps at your home. Click to read more.

Material Recovery Facility

Check out what happens at Shakopee’s Dem-Con MRF and prepare to be amazed. Click to read more.

Take the Lead Out

Exchange your lead fishing tackle for a non-lead tackle. Click to read more.

Parks, Parks, Parks!

Explore one of the 24 regional and county parks in your own backyard! Click to read more.

Find it at Your Local Library

Read a book about nature – plants, animals, climate, landscapes! Click to read more.

Medicine Drop Box

Clean out your medicine cabinet and dispose of your unwanted and expired medicines. Click to read more.

R&E Center Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of the Ramsey/ Washington Recycling & Energy Center. Click to read more.

Download the full list of challenges here.

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