Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Earth Day and Arbor Day 2014

Earth Day is celebrated each year on April 22, while Arbor Day in the U.S. seems to be celebrated in most locations on the last Friday of April. That puts Arbor Day a mere 3 days after Earth Day in 2014. Both days are good days to reflect on the natural world around you and what you can do to keep it healthy.

This is the 44th anniversary for Earth Day, begun as a way to promote environmental awareness and protection. If you take part in local Earth Day events in your area, hopefully you will pick up a few new tips on how to leave a smaller footprint on the earth by recycling, reusing, properly disposing of waste, increasing the energy efficiency of your home and more. The focus of Earth Day TX 2014 (Apr. 26-27) at Fair Park in Dallas, TX is water. The event guide states, “The event showcases the world’s largest public exhibition of environmental and water conserving initiatives from businesses, environmental nonprofits, schools, universities and government agencies. Our goal is to demonstrate how green lifestyle choices can reduce cost of living, improve health and help save the environment.”

With the two environmentally centered holidays coming so close together this year, you will find Arbor Day celebrations on the weekend of Apr. 26-27 as well. Once such Arbor Day celebration is Arbor Daze in Euless, TX. Need a tree to plant? You can pick up one here to celebrate this tree planting holiday. I have several trees on my property that started as small Arbor Day saplings that now provide wonderful shade.

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