I spent last weekend climbing in and out of windows to prune and weed an almost inaccessible terrace for one of our corporate clients – it was hard work and not particularly stimulating, but I do take away with me a real appreciation of hardy evergreen shrubbery and its strength, beauty, and adaptability.
I came home bone tired with icky, scratched up hands, but woke up with a burning desire to visit a botanical garden. And what better way to celebrate Earth Day 2012 in NYC than by visiting the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens?
My Earth Day Visit to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens
I dragged two buddies today to the Gardens for a celebration of the wonders of nature. Every year I just miss the blue bells and the lilacs. This year was going to be different! What a fantastic choice for a Sunday afternoon activity in New York City, and what better way to spend Earth Day in NYC by focusing on the amazing planet we live in?
I am pleased to announce that the blue bells haven’t sprung yet, so I just need to visit every weekend till May – I’m OK with that! Some of my favorite Earth Week blossoms:
Earth Day Ideas: Will You Make a Difference in 2012?
This week, try to do something special for Earth Day! I know that there are cool things going on in Grand Central Station. Try to take a look at your life, and think about something you can change that will help preserve a natural resource.
Some Earth Day ideas that I can personally do on Earth Day 2012:
- Turning off my computer at home and work if I’m not there using it
- Really using recycled bags
- Getting a reusable to-go coffee cup and/or water bottle (I throw out too many bottles)
- Frequenting and supporting our city’s parks and gardens!
Hug a tree this weekend. Get outside and appreciate Earth!
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