Earth Day: Have you heard of it?

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Have you heard of Earth Day? You may recall that one time every spring where your elementary school made you go outside when it wasn’t recess and look at a tree they just planted, or made you sing songs about the earth being green. If you don’t recall anything similar to that, know that April 22nd is a global celebration of the planet, which I think you should take part of.

Caring about the planet isn’t a newfound thing; my boss once told be that “green is the new trend; it’s just a fad.” Not only do I believe he was completely incorrect, but the fact that Earth Day has been running for 41 years proves so. People genuinely care about the environment, and this Friday gives us a great way to show that love for our planet. 

If it’s nice outside, you could go for a picnic! The Nature Conservatory is promoting these events, and over 400 picnic events have been planned for Friday in Seattle alone. You could add your event to the list! Remember to pack your basket with some local and organic foods if possible!

Of course, there are plenty of other things you could do this Earth Day to show that you care. Try taking the family or friends for a hike in local trails, or watch a documentary about some of the issues surrounding the environment that you care about. Overall, it’s of the utmost importance to use this day as a tool to educate yourself and others about the planet we live on and how we can make a change for the better. 

Here at The Starfish, we would love to hear what you’re up to this Friday! Feel free to leave us a comment and let us know what you’re up to this weekend.