The celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd began in the United States in 1970 and was the brainchild of Senator Gaylord Nelson, who had long pondered about finding a way to "put the environment into the political 'limelight' once and for all". It sure is nice to have Earth Day as it is a perfect time to reflect about what you are doing to help protect the environment. There are many ways that you can celebrate alone and with others. What will be your contribution to the cause this year?
I know many of us practice environmental friendly habits daily, but now that the weather is turning nicer outside are there any new habits to bring out of the winter closet? I have been patiently awaiting the retreat of the snows in my backyard to feel like it may be time to start running and bike commuting around the area. The frost heaved roads still scare me a bit but I think it is time to suck it up and put my vehicle in the "P" position.
This friday is Earth Day and judging by my handy dandy weather report it looks to be 100% sunny :) and warm. So stoked!! So what to do? Well I think that the bike will have come out and play!! I encourage everyone to get out of your "normal" routine this week and be a good steward to Mother Earth... One of the major upsides to bike/ run commuting to work is the amount of $ that you will save on Gas!
If commuting to work is impossible for you on this Earth Day you may consider a nice lunch or evening walk around your place of business or home and pick up trash along the roadside. As the snows retreat, the last six months of trash build up certainly shows itself. Bring a shopping bag with you on your adventure and see if you can't fill it up while you enjoy the SUN this Earth Day.
Trails should be drying and be accessible soon!
Happy Earth Day!