Planet-huggers unite! If you love the natural beauty of this rock we live on, this is a week to celebrate. We all try to be conscientious earth dwellers year-round, but this is a time to connect with others and inspire each other with new projects and ideas for earth-kindness.
April 22, of course, is Earth Day. There are countless ways to celebrate and mark the day all around the globe. The best resource for finding an event or activity near you is the Earth Day Network. The Environmental Protection Agency also has a great set of resources to make the most of the day. Pitch in on a volunteer project, or just join the revelry at an Earth Day festival or parade!
The week of April 16 – 24 is also National Park Week. What better way to enjoy the Spring weather (tentative though it may be in some areas) by getting out and soaking up some of the great outdoors? The National Park Service is offering free admission to 100 parks and sites through the weekend. You can find an official calendar of events listed by state on their website, and be sure to tweet and/or stop by the Parks’ Facebook page to share your adventures.
Tree hugging photo by snre via Creative Commons