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18 April, 2022


Earth Day 2022

The goal of Earth Day is to raise awareness of the importance of protecting our planet. And what better way to do that than by spending time outdoors!

Earth Day 2022

Earth Day April 22nd 

Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22. It was first observed in 1970, and is now recognized as the biggest environmental event worldwide.

The goal of Earth Day is to raise awareness of the importance of protecting our planet. And what better way to do that than by spending time outdoors!

Earth Day is a great opportunity to get outside and appreciate all that mother nature has to offer.

Take a hike, go for a bike ride, or just sit and enjoy the fresh air.

Whatever you do, take some time to appreciate the earth we all call home.

Things to try this Earth Day

Listen to Nature

If you’re looking to spend time outdoors, why not go for a nature walk or hike but slow down and listen. Listening to the birds singing and taking in the smell of flowers is a great way to appreciate our planet.

Go plogging

Looking for a fun and eco-friendly way to get outdoors and get active? Why not try plogging! Plogging is a combination of jogging and picking up litter, and it's a great way to help keep your local community clean while getting some fresh air and exercise. Here's how to get started:

1. Find a good spot to plog. A park or nature trail is ideal, but any open space will do.

2. Make sure you have the right equipment. You'll need a pair of gloves to protect your hands from sharp objects, and a bag to collect the litter in. 3. Start jogging slowly and keep an eye out for litter. When you see something, pick it up, put it in your bag and dispose of it properly. Share what you find #plogging on our Instagram over at @beoutsidebeactive

Turn right

Go on an adventure but instead of turning left at your normal walking route, turn right at the start. See if you can discover more of what mother nature has to offer in your urban or rural setting. Maybe there’s different trees? Maybe there’s a farm you didn’t know exist? Maybe there’s some lambs being born on the hills? Open your eyes to new adventures by turning the other way.

Make a Micro Garden

Let's face it, not all of us have the space (or the desire) to maintain a sprawling garden. But that doesn't mean we can't enjoy the benefits of fresh herbs and vegetables! A micro garden is the perfect solution for those looking to reap the rewards of gardening without all the work.

So, what is a micro garden? Essentially, it is a small-scale version of a traditional garden, usually limited to just a few plants. Micro gardens can be created indoors or outdoors, and they can be as simple or complex as you like. Whether you're an experienced gardener or a complete novice, there's a micro garden out there that's perfect for you! Here’s some ideas to get you going:

  • A classic choice for the micro garden is herbs. Not only do they add flavor to your cooking, but many herbs also have lovely fragrances that can make your outdoor space feel even more inviting
  • Lettuces and other leafy greens are perfect for micro gardens too. They don't take up much space, and they grow relatively quickly. Plus, you can harvest them as needed, so you'll always have fresh greens on hand.

Radishes are another great option for micro gardens. They are fast-growing and very versatile - you can eat them raw, pickle them, or even roast them. Plus, their colorful roots add a touch of whimsy to your garden.

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