Save the Planet: Earth Day

Hi, everyone!  It’s Earth Day, the perfect day to reacquaint yourself with the beauty of this planet and appreciate nature, it’s beauty and longevity. The life cycle in plants, animals, and even the landscape is fascinating as it continues to grow and change.

There are many things that raise awareness of Earth preservation. Making time to forest bathe, sketching a plant, bird watching, plant trees and gardens, setting up bat houses… These are all things that lead to more Earth preservation efforts.

Since it’s sometimes hard to come up with ways to celebrate Earth Day, here is a list of ideas I came up with. ^^

Ideas for the Day

DRINK MATCHA: it tastes like Earthy goodness

FOREST BATHE: go into a forest, with no sounds other than the wildlife, and soak it all in

BIRD WATCH: for a more interactive activity, bird watch; keep track of bird species you find in a notebook

WORK IN YOUR YARD: maybe this is a good time to clean up the landscape or start the garden (if you haven’t already)

SKETCH PLANTS: it’s a good past-time that also gives you drawing practice

READ OUTSIDE: I like to read, specifically from antique botany and plant books, natural remedy guides, and biographies of historical figures

Let’s save the planet. It’s Earth Day.

To finish, I will leave you with a few inspirational quotes from the 19th century national parks advocate, John Muir:

“The forests of America, however slighted by man, must have been a great delight to God; for they were the best he ever planted. The whole continent was a garden, and from the beginning, it seemed to be favored above all the other wild parks and gardens of the globe.” –John Muir

“God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.” –John Muir

Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you.” – John Muir