Activities to Celebrate Earth Day

April 14, 2016

Earth Day is the perfect time to raise awareness of the importance of preserving our planet and protecting its finite resources. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of fun, eco- friendly ways for you to celebrate with your family and help our environment on April 22 and year-round.

Go for a Hike
One way to celebrate Earth Day is to, well… appreciate the Earth! Hiking is the simplest way to enjoy what nature has to offer, such as breathtaking sights and experiences and the benefit of exercising outdoors. Improved cardio-respiratory and muscular fitness, weight control, lowered risk of heart disease, reduced depression, and better sleep are just a few of the perks both adults and children can gain from hiking!

Create a Community Garden
So you’re more hands on, huh? Creating a community garden is as easy as following these 10 steps. Community gardens are about more than just growing and harvesting, and the benefits range from safer neighborhoods to healthier children. Make sure to have a plan in place to follow organic farming practices!

Conserve Some Water
Water is our most important natural resource, but there is only so much that is suitable for human consumption. There are over 100 ways to conserve water, most of which will also help you save money. . While you may not see all of the natural effects of water conservation, your wallet and home will thank you.

Support Products That Use Organically-Farmed Ingredients
We at Green Valley believe in a synthetic-free, certified process where Mother Nature grows our food, simply and nutritiously. Supporting products that use organically-farmed ingredients means standing up for a positive change. Next time you’re at your local supermarket, look out for USDA Certified Organic and Non-GMO Project labels that indicate you’re buying a sustainable food product.

Paint with Non-toxic Watercolors
Need an idea that your kids will absolutely love? Pick out non-toxic watercolors/paint colors you have and head outside. Take a nature walk with your kids and collect a few rocks to take back home. Spend the rest of the day painting rocks outside, and add these new creations to your garden or backyard!

Use Eco-Friendly Cookware
Much of today’s “non-stick” cookware contains materials that have been proven to be toxic to animals and humans. There are a few kinds of cookware that are safe for you, those around you, as well as the Earth. Use your new eco-friendly cookware to prepare something delicious for your family – a Green Bean and Potato Gratin, maybe?

We hope you have fun this Earth Day and that we’ve inspired you to conserve and appreciate our planet a little more each day! Visit us on our Facebook page and let us know what you have planned.