In April we celebrate Earth Day. It’s also Keep America Beautiful Month. To celebrate, here are 22 ideas to get your creativity started.
~make a stained glass American flag
~make a collage of your bit of America. Your town, your life, your America
~color eggs in Earth colors or red, white and blues
~create a community garden
~paint a picture of your favorite spot in America
~sign petitions that support nature organizations (learn more at Charity Navigator)
~buy recycled paper notebooks to do your drawings
~scrapbook your travels to great American destinations like Yellowstone, Acadia, and Joshua Tree
~start a compost pile in your house or neighborhood
~create your greeting cards with recycled papers and other materials
~decorate your home with some barn stars
~buy or make all natural soap. Your body and the drains will thank you!
~buy or make beeswax, palm wax or soy candles instead of the regular ones
~make a quilt of fabrics from all around America
~sculpt what freedom means to you
~create red, white and blue jewelry, or use traditional US stones like turquoise
~buy organic or eco-friendly clothes
~design a couple of bags that you can use for groceries! They’re fun to decorate and you use them over and over again!
~create a photography collection of all things America. This could include historical buildings, parades, public figures, or just natural America
~when doing wood working, choose your wood wisely. Don’t use wood that comes from rare trees
~knit a blanket or baby’s cap with organic/natural fibers for a baby in need
~compose your own special song about natural beauty in the US
What have you done to celebrate Earth Day or make America more beautiful? Share your thoughts and ideas below.