5 Easy Ways to Get Outside and Give Back on Earth Day
Earth day is the perfect excuse to get away from the stress of the daily grind and explore the natural landscape around us. Here are five simple ways to step out of our daily routine and do something healthy for Mother Earth and ourselves.
5. Ditch Your Car
Leave the stress of traffic behind and save some money while your at it. Not only is biking or skateboarding a way to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, it’s a way to get an easy workout in while you commute.
4. Hit the Water
70% of the Earth is covered in water and you don’t have to own a boat or be a veteran waterman to enjoy it.
Paddle boarding is a scenic, non-invasive method of exploring your local lake or bay, not to mention a great workout. Your local surf or sporting goods shop should offer rentals.
And if you’re lucky enough to live near a surf-able wave, than grab a wetsuit and jump in (it’s only cold the first few minutes…). If you’re a beginner, surf lessons are a cheap price to pay for a lifetime of healthy and sustainable fun.
3. Go Mountain Biking
With ski season ending, chances are your local resort offers a few mountain bike trails. MTB Project is a great resource for finding beginner through advanced trails near your area. Mother Nature will thank you for using a human powered toy to navigate the forest.
2. Plant a Tree
As typical as that sounds, it’s one of the biggest ways you can contribute to our planet’s well being. Aside from looking pretty, trees produce oxygen so we can breathe, absorb carbon dioxide, reduce water runoff and help water absorb back into the ground.
1. Visit Your Nearest National Park
You can visit any one of America’s 58 National Parks for free through April 24th as part of National Park Week. If you want to roll up your sleeves and help with a park project, you can find a park that needs help here.
You know what makes all of these outdoor activities even better? A rugged Braven Speaker made for the outdoors. Now go out there and #BravenYourWorld.