Celebrate Earth Day on April 22

Since 1970, the world sets one day aside to celebrate the Earth. San Francisco activist John McConnell and Wisc. Sen. Gaylord Nelson asked Americans to join in a grassroots demonstration. Today, Earth Day is celebrated in more than 192 countries. Events are held to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment.

Check with your local cities, parks and garden centers for other events and activities.  Sign up for e-newsletters at themustardseedinc.com, or follow them on Facebook for upcoming events.

Celebrate Earth day:
Plant a tree to increase fresh oxygen into the air—aspen and oak trees are some of the best oxygen producing trees.

Bring nature into the garden with plants that attract butterflies or bees—alyssum, cosmos, marigolds, sunflowers, nasturtium, lavender and verbena are great annual flowers for creating a pollinator garden.

Take a nature hike or bike ride—Keep a look out for wildlife, or turn it into a scavenger hunt.

Reduce, reuse and recycle—Create some Earth art with items found around the house and yard, or plant seeds or flowers in plastic bottles and yogurt containers.

Host an Eco-swap—Like a garage sale, friends and neighbors bring a bag or two of items they no longer need and, hopefully, pick up something new for themselves.