Earth Day is fast approaching (April 22nd), and it is important for everyone to do what they can to help make the world a better and more enjoyable place to live. There are many small steps you and your loved ones can take to better the environment. We all can do a few things regularly to improve the condition of our surroundings.
Get Involved— There are many different ways you and your loved ones can get involved this Earth Day here in Minnesota. Why not take your loved ones to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and learn about the environment? Find out more at: (http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/2014EarthDay.aspx).There is also an event going on at the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory on conservation. Find out more at: (http://www.comozooconservatory.org/events/special-events/). Grab your loved ones and check out the Midtown Global Market on April 21st for their early Earth Day Celebration. More information provided at: (http://midtownglobalmarket.org/events/april/136-earth-day-celebration). If you and your loved ones are up for it, there are many different Earth Day clean-ups going on in Minnesota this year as well. It is a great way to get involved with your community and help make it a nicer place to live.
Plant Something— In honor of Earth Day, get your loved ones together to plant something together. It could be something simple, like a flower pot or some sort of fruit or veggie, or you could even plant a small tree together. You will all enjoy the time spent watching nature grow. Get together and see what grows the best this time of year, and decide what you want to plant. Planting your own garden and eating home-grown food is a great way to connect with nature. Not only are you helping the environment, you’re also starting a tradition that will live on each and every Earth Day to come.
Recycle— Nothing supports Earth Day more than recycling. Not only is it important to practice this habit on Earth Day, but you should make sure you and your loved ones are recycling regularly. Get organized with your recycling by having a designated bin just for your recyclables. This will hold you accountable for making sure you separate your trash from recycling. You can make a project out of up-cycling this Earth Day, too! Collect used up bottles, candles, boxes, and empty containers and re-use them in different ways. Our favorite way to up-cycle candle containers is to use them as apothecary jars.
Celebrate this Earth Day with your loved ones. Getting seniors involved with this holiday will give them a great sense of accomplishment in helping keep our environment clean and safe for everyone. It’s a great way to get involved with your community and make it a better place to live. Share with us your favorite ways of getting involved on Earth Day!