Traditionally, earth day congers up images of planting a tree. Trees are wonderful symbols of a healthy environment and can be appreciated for years as they last a lifetime.
Trees have so many wonderful properties and I am sure we have heard all of them before.
If you want to refresh your memory , visit our Tree Facts page
Trees are the longest living organisms on the planet and one of the earth’s greatest natural resources. They keep our air supply clean, reduce noise pollution, improve water quality, help prevent erosion, provide food and building materials, create shade, and help make our landscapes look beautiful. Here are some more thought-provoking facts and figures about our oldest citizens and living treasures…trees!
In 2014 , we hear about all the other ways we can help our environment like turning the lights off, recycling etc.
For Earth Day 2014, here is an idea:
Think about your neighborhood, 20 years in the future, what do you think it will look like, are those trees still going to be there, will we still have garbage pick up, transfer stations, parks, bike paths etc.
I think we should think about something simple like green spaces, and planting flowers, herbs , trees& shrubs for all of us to enjoy today and for the benefit of our children and children’s children . We can all contribute and beautify our community by planting and encouraging green spaces.
Plant a Memory for a Greener Tomorrow!
Happy Earth Day.
Sheila, Robin, Shelly, Allie at Plant a Memory Favors & Gifts, Since 1992