Established in 1970, Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22nd focusing on “green” awareness and bringing attention to environmental issues around the world. Now coordinated by the Earth Day Network, events are held annually in more than 193 countries! Below you will find some ideas to inspire your own Earth Day celebrations and to help save the planet one bottle at a time!
How YOU can save the planet TODAY!
Ride your bike to school or work: Ditch the car! Get some exercise while saving the planet one ride at a time!
Plant a flower or a tree: Give back to our wonderful planet! Not only are you increasing the air quality but also providing food, protection, and a home to the animals and birds that we share this planet with!
Turn off you lights: Save a little on your electric bill while you are at it!
Recycle and Reuse: Set up a conveniently located container for recyclables in your apartment
Save on water: Buy a fun refillable water bottle that you enjoy sipping on!
Run Full Cycles: Make sure you washer and dishwasher are completely full before cleaning your clothes or dishes!
Reusable Grocery Bags: Decrease your usage of disposal plastic bags that can cause pollution! It is estimated that Americans use over 100 billion plastic bags a year!
Enjoy some time outside: Earth Day is also a great reminder of how beautiful and amazing our planet is. Enjoy it! =)
March represents many different things for people. Two of the biggest things celebrated during March are the start of Spring and St. Patrick’s Day- what’s not to love about either one of those?! Below you will find some fun facts and information on both that will help you prepare for the celebrations.
Spring Time Greatness
Spring, also known as the Vernal Equinox, officially begins on March 20th
Our clocks will spring ahead for Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, March 12th
The term Spring or “springtime” refer to the idea of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth.
The season Spring brings with it the ability to start enjoying more outside activities that you may not be able to do in the Winter season. These can include: Camping, Fishing, Flying a Kite, Playing Mini Golf & Starting your garden! More activities can be found here!
All Things Green
St. Patrick’s Day, commonly referred to as St. Paddy’s Day, is on March 17th
Corned Beef & Cabbage is a traditional St. Patrick’s Day dish that originated in New York and not Ireland. Find some great Irish recipes here!
The popularity of Shamrocks and Four Leaf Clovers stems from St. Patrick using these plants to explain the holy trinity to the Irish.
St. Patrick’s Day cannot be complete unless you are wearing green and everything around you is green! When celebrating, some show their Irish pride more than others. Take a look here!
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s hard not to get caught up in all the love of the season. Whether shopping for your Significant Other, your best friend, or your favorite four legged friend, we’ve got you covered! Check out the links below for plenty of ideas to make this Valentine’s Day the sweetest yet!