Last week we shared a few ideas and events in honor of the upcoming annual Earth Day on April 22. But honoring Mother Earth doesn’t necessarily mean you need to go to a big festival and join a drum circle and wear patchouli. Although if that’s your thing, we love it and by all means go for it!
At Modern-Twist we like to use Earth Day as an excuse, a reminder, a gentle nudge, if you will, to reset ourselves in taking our planet seriously. As a natural, sustainable, eco-chic business, we integrate Earth-friendly policies into our very core, but we always appreciate any excuse to consider the impact of our human behavior on the world around us. We especially love passing down those eco-values to the next generation.
Here are few more Earth Day ideas for kids (big and little)…
Make art! We love the Artists-in-Residence Recology project at the San Francisco Dump. The program features grant-funded artists who make their pieces completely out of found and re-used items from the solid waste and recycling center. The artists are given a studio and a stipend, and the finished products are then featured in an exhibit on-site. Why not mimic this program in your own home, with your own found materials? A little creativity never hurt anyone. And think of the money you will save on art supplies!
Take a hike! Or even just a walk. Maybe you don’t have time to commit to an entire day of hoofing it around in nature. Maybe you are a jaded urbanite. But beauty can be found everywhere: a lovely yard, a city park, or a community garden. So head outside and leave the car behind. The walk is good for your body and your soul. And we don’t have to remind you that getting out of the car is better for everyone.
Go shopping! At your local farmers market, that is. Summer is on its way and the spring harvest is bursting with local colors and flavors. Hit your favorite market and stock up on fresh fruits and veggies from local vendors. You will breathe easy with each delicious bite, knowing that you are caring for your own body while you support sustainable business models and small, local growers.
Modern-Twist celebrates our planet and you! Please enter 20EDAY when shopping online for a 20% Modern-Twist discount in honor of Mother Earth.