Spring is here and Earth Day is right around the corner on April 22nd! It is a great time for friends and family to celebrate everything beautiful our world has to offer. It is a great opportunity to teach your kids and remind yourself about the importance of recycling, conservation, and taking care of our planet. There are tons of fun and educational ways to get involved in loving nature this coming Earth Day! Here are some great ideas of what you can do.
Walk or Bike: Everyone should go outside and enjoy some fresh air! A great way to celebrate Earth Day is by leaving your car keys at home and taking a fun family walk or bike ride. It is a great way to teach your kids and remind yourself that you should not depend on a vehicle.
Cliffside Zip Line Tour: If you are going to be out in Colorado on Earth Day and are looking to do something adventurous, then check out AVA Rafting & Zip Line’s Cliffside Zip Line Tour. It is located right in Idaho Springs and has some amazing elements interspersed throughout the 6 incredible ziplines, such as a Dual Race Line on our 600′ Line #5, a Surf Zip, Jungle Bridge-hanging bridge, Bridge of Doom-log cross and the 50-foot Cliffside Free Fall.
Plant a Garden: Gardening teaches everyone, especially kids, how to take care of living things. There are endless amounts of benefits that you get from growing your own garden. Just get some inexpensive, sustainable vegetables and flowers; it will bring some color to your backyard! You can even plant a tree. It is something that your kids can revisit and enjoy for the rest of their lives!
Get Involved: It is always important to get involved and give back! There are so many different organizations dedicated to conservation, so research and find what interests you the most.
Eat Earth-Friendly Foods: If you do not already have your own garden, then try to find a local farmer’s market where you can find locally-grown and organic foods. You will find some of the most tasty, mouth watering fruits and vegetables around!
Creative Earth Art: Head out on a nature walk and see what you can create! If you can find enough twigs try to build a house/fort or if there is still snow on the ground, build an awesome snow castle. You can even get artsy in your own home! Take old boxes, clothes, jars, furniture, suitcases, magazines and get creative. You will be surprised by what you can put together!
There are tons of activities you can do with friends and family on Earth Day! Try to make a list of energy-saving fun activities that do not involve using electricity, running water or even gas. Earth Day is an annual worldwide event that takes place on April 22nd, so make sure to demonstrate support for the environmental protection!