The outdoors have a way of easing many of life’s problems. Time spent outside can benefit our physical and mental health. Earth Day is coming up, and is a great opportunity to get out and enjoy the beauty around us. We want to share some ideas for observing and getting involved in Earth Day in Utah.
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately… I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life.” — Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Why do you go out into nature? Do you go often enough? How can you get involved in Earth Day this year?
Earth Day in Utah
Here are some great community events that can help you have fun and make a difference this Earth Day!
Alta Earth Day is an annual event at the Alta ski resort in Utah. It aims to raise awareness for the environment, and simply to celebrate Utah’s natural beauty. There are several fun activities and eco-friendly vendors for visitors of all ages.
Deforestation is a major environmental issue throughout the world. Organizations like TreeUtah do their part to keep their communities protected from the loss of plants and trees. Helping plant new trees is a great way to get involved on Earth Day in Utah. TreeUtah has volunteer events regularly, including tree-planting and garden cleanup.
The Tulip Festival features many activities, including a springtime marketplace, garden tours, and live performances. You can also get active outdoors by participating in the Festival’s different runs — a marathon, a 5K, or a kid’s run.
The popular Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake holds an annual Earth Day celebration called “Party for the Planet.” This educational event is a fun way for kids and adults to learn about animals and the environment.
Why Should I Care about Earth Day?
Nature has a big impact on your health. Sunlight and clean air can help prevent and improve the symptoms of many ailments and conditions. Observing Earth Day in Utah can help raise awareness for healthy habits. Besides, it is a fun way to get outside and appreciate nature.
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