26 ideas from National Geographic that can inspire love for the planet

While delegates from nearly every country gather in Scotland for COP26, the UN's annual climate summit, here are a few ways you can celebrate your love for the planet we all call home.

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  1. Be inspired by these 53 gorgeous nature photos.
  2.  Embrace 5 ways that animals can teach us about kindness.
  3.  Watch nature's amazing glow-in-the-dark spectacles.
  4.  Join Jane Goodall by planting a tree.
  5. Destress with forest bathing.
  6. Try a sustainably sourced beer, brewed with an Earth-friendly hop alternative.
  7.  Look at these 21 dreamy sunrise and sunset photos during the golden hour.
  8.  Learn tips from artists to teach you how to view the world as a landscape painter.
  9.  Discover the Secrets of the Whales: Stream the Emmy Award-winning series on Disney+, page through the best-selling book , listen in on stories from National Geographic Explorer Brian Skerry, or attend a live event in your area.
  10.  Go back in time to celebrate 51 years of environmental victories, in photos.
  11.  Wear “recycled sunglasses” made from recovered ocean debris, including “ghost” fishing nets that were lost or abandoned. Check out National Geographic's collaboration with Chilean brand Karün for the ultimate adventure eyewear made with discarded fishing nets from Patagonia. 
  12.  See how people are working together to protect the Earth.  Explore exclusive stories about our amazing planet and its future. Explore more when you subscribe to National Geographic.
  13.  Revisit National Geographic's Earth Day Eve Celebration featuring appearances by National Geographic Explorers and musical performances from planet-loving artists like Willie Nelson, Aurora, Maggie Rogers, Ziggy Marley, and Yo-Yo Ma.
  14.  Go backstage with National Geographic Explorers by watching one of our virtual National Geographic Live events.
  15. Follow National Geographic on Spotify for curated playlists for all of life’s adventures. Listen to 26 songs that celebrate the planet ahead of COP26.
  16. Learn something new with 10 Weird But True facts about the Earth and over 300 facts about the ocean.
  17. Discover how foraging for food can bring kids closer to nature.
  18. Support pollinators at home.
  19. Find the wild in your own neighborhood, and see how nature can have a positive effect on kids' brains.
  20. Sprinkle a little green outdoors with sling shot seed bombs.
  21. Earth Moods on Disney+ takes viewers on the ultimate retreat—transporting them to an array of colorful and calming corners of the world. Viewers travel to glaciers, deserts, rainforests, and metropolises to escape from everyday life.
  22. Take an intimate look at Jacques-Yves Cousteau – adventurer, filmmaker, inventor, author, unlikely celebrity, and conservationist – in Becoming Cousteau, from National Geographic Documentary Films. See how his experiences over four decades made him the man who inspired generations to protect the Earth. Now playing in theaters everywhere.
  23. Discover the world's ocean in National Geographic Ocean: A Global Odyssey. This richly illustrated overview of the life force that defines and sustains our planet is written by world-renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle.
  24. Read about how National Geographic Explorers use the power of science, exploration, education, and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world.
  25. Volunteer for a scientific expedition to learn more about the world.
  26. Stay connected: Follow National Geographic’s Planet Possible coverage and subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

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