Does anyone have any ideas for how to celebrate Earth Day in the style of a holiday like Thanksgiving?
Are there any special events to go to at a local nature center? We have a ton around here. Lots of clean-up days too with environmental groups along rivers and popular hiking spots. But if it's something closer to home you wanted, I think you're on the right track. Go hiking at a special place if the weather allows, eat local foods, maybe even pick an appropriate charity to give to. If you have a yard, perhaps making it bird and animal friendly by making places for them to live or eat (I'm thinking of things like putting up a bird house or bat house, planting butterfly-friendly plants, making a birdbath or a toad home, things like that).
I like your daughter's sentiment. :) Earth Day also happens to be my wedding anniversary...
WOHM to Leo (4/08) and enjoying the journey with DH
Announcing the arrival of Clara in August 2013!
Last year the kids and I went for a short hike and picked up trash at a local park, then planted our vegetable garden. Eating local food sounds like a great extension of that!
I saw a cute post on Pinterest for Earth Day cupcakes, where you tint vanilla batter blue and green and swirl it in the cupcake tin so they look like our planet, but I like the idea of making a healthful meal out of local foods better than squeezing food coloring into cake batter (NTTAWWT*).
* not that there's anything wrong with that [TM Seinfeld]