10 Healthy Ways to Celebrate Earth Day!


It may not be as popular as some other commercialized holidays are, but Earth  Day is one that deserves our attention. Scheduled for this Sunday, April 22,  Earth Day is a way for all of us to celebrate, appreciate and give back to our  little blue speck floating through the skies.

What are you doing?

There aren’t really decorations to buy, traditional recipes to prepare, or  gifts to give, but there is plenty you can do to a part of Earth Day. And we’d  like to help start the brainstorm.

1. Run on solar power. Keep the lights off on Sunday and don’t run any appliances  that you don’t have to.

2. Actually run. Or pedal, or walk, or skip. In other words,  keep the car parked at home and use your feet to get around the  neighborhood.

3. Shop local. Hit your farmers market, sort your CSA box, or hit the local produce  section at the grocery store and prepare only foods made with locally sourced  ingredients. That means no guacamole if you live in Nebraska!

4. Plant a garden. Planting even one tomato plant can make a huge difference on  your carbon footprint. A simple container garden, or several raised beds, either way you’ll  reap the benefits.

5. Plant a tree. This is a project the whole family will  enjoy. Beautify your yard or add a fruit tree for healthy snacks at arm’s  reach.

6. Be a vegetarian. We’re not suggesting you change your  lifestyle overnight, but indulge in meatless meals all day Sunday.

7. Workout outside. Be a part of nature and take your yoga,  cardio, or even weights outside.

8. Recycle. If you’ve never started, this is the perfect day  to do so. Organize your containers, decide if you’ll drop off or use a pick-up  service, and learn what can and can’t be recycled.

9. Start composting. You can use this rich homegrown soil for your own gardens or to contribute to a  neighbor’s. It’s an ideal way to dispose of food waste.

10. Donate your time. There are bound to be several Earth  Day projects taking place in your community. Find one that interests you and  give back.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/10-healthy-ways-to-get-involved-with-earth-day.html#ixzz1sU5gWAm4

Author: Bobby Kenyon
Bobby Kenyon is the Creative Solutions Guru for C.E. Pontz Sons who has over a decade plus experience in the Landscape & Water Garden industry . He enjoys long walks on the beach and grocery shopping but has a strong dislike for regular cake and off brand paper towels

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