It's EARTH DAY today! Woot! Have you done anything special for it yet?
Didn't even know it was happening? We'll, now you know! Get on it!!
According to the National Geographic News:
More than a billion people around the world will celebrate Earth Day on April 22, 2014—the 44th anniversary of the annual day of action.
That's a whole lot of people, question is though.. what is earth day anyways? Well, in case you've been living under a rock for the past 44 years.
Here's the scoop: Earth Day is a worldwide event that supports environmental protection. Awesome right? We think so!
So what have you done to make your world a little greener today?
We've got a few simple suggestions:
When you're out in the mall, think about your purchases. Do you REALLY need that? Or is it just something you want for the sake of having it? Every decision makes a difference.
Close to home:
Try to find work, groceries and other daily activities close to home. It helps with supporting your local economy but it also helps lower your carbon emissions. Added bonus: you just might discover some local gems you never knew existed!
The entire crew over at Petit Pots & Co for example, go out of their way to adhere to the 100 mile diet. Which brings me to my next point...
When figuring out your weekly menu, think local. There are always tons of local, organically grown foods in season! Not only are the produce at their peak flavor wise, but they are also cheaper to buy because they are available abundantly. Check out your local farmer's market to know what's in season when!
Feel like celebrating a little more?
We've got a fun green drink to celebrate Earth Day! It's 5 o'clock somewhere right? Ha! We sure think so!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
2 tbsp. fresh peas
2 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. sugar
1 mint sprig
2 oz. vodka
4 oz. cucumber juice
Cucumber slices, mint and peas to garnish
HOW TO MAKE IT…
Muddle peas, lemon juice, sugar and mint.
Add to a cocktail shaker with the vodka, cucumber juice and ice; shake vigorously until well chilled.
Strain into a glass, top with the sparkling water and garnish.
Recipe via: Anthropologie Blog