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Earth Hour awesomely closed out the month of March and unofficially ushered in April — which is known as Earth Month.
Why is April called Earth Month?
As Lighter Footsteps says, it’s because April contains 3 uber-eco-holidays:
That’s an awful lot of green for one month, eh (for our Canadian readers)?
What are some FUN ways to celebrate and enjoy living green in Earth Month?
Let us show you…
Sometimes the hard part about living green is NOT finding things to do or to change, but choosing which of the many options and ideas to take part in.
Every little step counts, so don’t overwhelm yourself this month… or ever.
With all the eco-events happening around you this month, there is sure to be plenty of fun activities to participate in.
Fun Earth Month Activities
#1 – Take The Earth Hour to Earth Day Challenge:
I’m LOVING my daily emails AND the EH2ED tweets!
Check out the challenge to both easily build in some new habits and earn a free copy of New Day Revolution.
#2 – Win an Energy Star Qualified Fridge from Whole Foods:
Whole Foods is celebrating Earth Month in lots of ways…and making it easy for you to do so as well!
You can test your eco-IQ in their trivia games, enter for a chance to win an Energy Star qualified fridge from Bosch, download their Earth Month calendar (.pdf) to learn a different simple eco-friendly step to take for 30 days, and much more!
#3 – Find or Plan an Earth Day Event Near You:
The Earth Day Network makes it VERY easy to find, plan, or register an Earth Day event happening near you.
If you’re planning your own, don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be large scale. It could just be you and a few of your friends.
Check out the Earth Day in a Box guide. It will REALLY help in your planning!
P.S. The picture above is an actual photo I took at 2007’s Earth Day festival here in Nashville, TN.
#4 – Plant a Tree and Visit a Landmark:
The Arbor Day website has lots of incredible ideas for getting involved in Arbor Day this year! Whether you want tree planting ideas or a facebook application, they’ve got you covered!
You can also observe the lesser known World Heritage Day. A quick Google search should return some historical landmarks near you that you didn’t even know existed.
How much fun would it be to take some time out of our busy and mediated lives to connect with parts of our heritage that we never knew before…or have maybe simply forgotten?
Bonus: visiting all of those great landmarks near you will most likely be totally free!
What are you most looking forward to doing during Earth Month?
I think every little step toward living green is an awesome one… but eco-snobbery sucks! My goal is to help newbies learn the most important steps toward living green — individually and collectively. Personally, I strive to have as little impact as possible on Planet Earth while I'm here.