Saturday, April 28, 2012

10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is an annual day on which events are held worldwide to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth's natural environment. Earth Day is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year. In 2009, the United Nations designated April 22 as International Mother Earth Day. If you are lover of nature and wondering to give some contribution to this earth day, then here are few tips that you could do...

10. Spend a few minutes outside to decompress by taking three breaths. Be present to the sounds and sights the world has to offer be it your own backyard or nearby park.

9. Spend time in your garden truly appreciating the efforts you have put forth or visit your local farmer’s market to pick out your own fruits and vegetables. In either case, farm to table is kinder to the environment, as well as to your body and soul.

8. Take a walk in a different park or take a walk with a neighbor around your block. If you see any litter, pick it up to make the scenery even more enjoyable and then send good energy back out to the one so that they may think twice about their actions next time.

7. As the days get longer, turn off the lights and enjoy the natural lighting in your home. And of course, turn off when you leave.

6. Think per-cycling as well as re-cycling. Is there another option with less packaging? Can the item or packaging materials then be recycled? Make sure you know all the acceptable items your City will take.

5. Celebrate freedom from plastic bags with a reusable tote. In fact celebrate freedom from any disposable item when you can bring or use a reusable instead like water bottles, coffee mugs, utensils, cloth napkins and dishtowels.

4. Be thankful for the abundance of clean water available at your fingertips compared with so many across the world. Conserve your usage by taking shorter showers and turning off while doing the dishes or brushing your teeth.

3. Grab a blanket and or lawn chair and watch the clouds go by on sunny day. Do this with a child for added imagination and fun. Take in the warmth and be witness to the power of the sun.

2. Plant a tree in someone’s honor or memory.

1. Engage and attend a local Earth Day event in your community to connect with your neighbors, learn new ways or share your knowledge to help all of us be kinder to our environment through renewed and resourceful living!

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