Celebrating Earth Day

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970 with the goal of supporting environmental protection.  As Eco-Conscious parents, we try to make green choices every day, but any cause for celebration is more than welcome!  Here are a few ideas to help your family honor the Earth.

Let us know in the comments how you are celebrating Earth Day today!

 Choose Local

The farther food and other goods have to travel, the more carbon emission are released into the atmosphere.  Buying local not only reduces your own carbon footprint, but supports your community at the same time.

Whether you are visiting a farmer’s market or a shop that sells locally-made items, buying local also strengthen ties within the community and builds a happier, safer environment for your family.
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The Saturday Question: What Are Your Earth Day Traditions?

There’s something magical about those holiday rituals we celebrate annually and now’s the best time to start establishing them for your growing children.  Are there special things you’re planning for Earth Day this year?

Earth Day falls on Wednesday, April 22nd, which isn’t terribly convenient for my family’s schedule, but we’re planning a family hike and picnic for the following weekend.  Perhaps, if I can still remember by next year, we will make this an official event.  It’s always been a bit special to my husband and me since we met while volunteering together on Earth Day of 1999.  Maybe we’ll bring some chocolate along to add a romantic flair to our excursion!  Are you planning anything special?  Do you know of any community events in which your children can participate?  

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