Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Take a Break: Celebrate Earth Day 2017

Earth Day  is celebrated every year on April 22. In 1970, Gaylord Nelson, a senator from Wisconsin, came up with the idea because of his growing concern about the environment. Today, Earth Day is celebrated in 193 countries around the world. In honor of Earth Day 2017, consider some of the following ways to “take a break” and celebrate the earth.

 • Practice yoga, Qigong or Tai Chi outside. 

• Plant a veggie garden. Check out Try Container Gardening if you don’t have space or energy or deer have taken over your backyard (my excuse).

• Invest in a reusable coffee cup, water bottle or tote bag for groceries
• Make a tote bag from an old T-shirt. Follow the directions in How to Make a No Sew T-shirt Tote Bagi n 10 minutes. For option B, follow the directions listed for cutting off the sleeves and neck piece. Turn the T inside out. Gather the bottom of the T shirt and tie off using a piece of sleeve or neckline. Turn right side out and you have a tote that takes about five minutes. Use an old tank top and a piece of ribbon and it will take you a minute to make a tote since there are no sleeves or neckline to cut out. 

• Learn how to wrap packages, make totes and handbags using fabric. Furoshiki, is the Japanese art of folding objects of any size in a single piece of cloth. Find scarves from thrift stores to use, or use with left over fabric.  

• Check out local activities pertaining to the March for Science in your community. 

Not interested in today’s activity, go to the Take a Break Pinterest Board. and pick out something else.

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