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Four Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day 2015 is right around the corner. (April 22) If you’re still looking for ways to show Mother Earth a little extra TLC this week, we’ve got you covered.

Take a walk
There’s no better way to commune with the earth than by getting outside and exploring your natural surroundings. Whether it’s a brisk walk at a neighborhood park or trail or a leisurely stroll around the block, be sure to take time to stop and smell the roses–literally.

 

 

Plant a Garden
If your green thumb is itching, scratch it by starting a small backyard garden. Not only will you be tending to the earth, you’ll be producing more healthy food options for yourself and your family. No time or room for a garden of your own? Support a local community garden and become a member of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). Volunteers tend to the garden and dues paying members divide the produce.

Make Spring Cleaning Count
Instead of throwing out old clothes or household goods, donate them to a charity. Some charities, such as the Salvation Army, will even pick up donated item from your house. Clothes aren’t the only items ripe for donation. Check your pantry for unused pet food and donate it to a local animal shelter. Even old sewing and crafting supplies can find a new home — that ISN’T a landfill.

Spend Earth Day With Your Friends and Neighbors
Spend the day, Saturday, April 18, at Centennial Park to celebrate Earth Day Nashville. There will be live music, a beer garden, and a reuse arts and crafts village, sponsored by Turnip Green Creative Reuse. This year’s festival will help the community take another step toward Mayor Karl Dean’s goal of making Nashville the greenest city in the Southeast.

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