June is not only a season for wedding bells and corsages: It’s also a season for flying graduation caps and turning tassels – and not to mention giving your dad a great big hug and maybe that new golf club he’s been talking about for the longest. No matter the occasion, every occasion this week is a reason and a chance to become even more planet-friendly and to make Mother Nature smile. Here are the top five green trends this week.
Greening up Father’s Day
As children today celebrate the value their fathers have added to their lives this week, they might find it tough to find him that perfect gift. How about taking him out for a game of golf on a course that has been certified for environmental stewardship through Audobon International? Many more people this week are getting creative for making Father’s Day greener, including gifting Dad with a new organic beer brewing kit, bamboo socks or even a fun day of throwing around a recycled Frisbee at the beach. After years of learning lessons from Dad, more children just may end up teaching Dad a thing or two this week about being eco-friendly.
Green Your Party
As many more high school seniors transition from high school to the great big world of adulthood, they are trying to bring in their newly found freedom from the halls of high school with a bang – in the form of a traditional June graduation party. However, many more of these students and their parents this week are approaching the party with the planet in mind. This includes replacing those fancy table centerpieces with natural fruit-filled bowls; sending e-vites rather than paper invitations to party guests; providing finger foods so as to cut down on the amount of plastic dinnerware that has to be used; and even transforming all leftover food into homemade compost. These are all small steps that can make a big difference when thousands of party hosts this month decide to be eco-conscious as they chow down on some graduation cake.
Picnic Day Goes Green
June 18 – or Monday – is International Picnic Day. That means many more people across the globe this week are planning picnic events – or perhaps you can call them “pig-out” events. The number of people who are grabbing their blankets and their wicker baskets and heading outdoors this week includes a large group of individuals who are trying to reduce their ecological footprint at the same time. For instance, more picnickers are walking to their nearest parks instead of driving and emitting greenhouse gases, and they are choosing to snack on locally grown fruits and veggies rather than hamburgers – which actually require hundreds of gallons of water to produce. More people also are making a commitment to clean up their picnic sites and even compost their trash while simply enjoying the beauty of nature. Going green never has been so relaxing and hunger-quenching!
Making Juneteenth Green
Juneteenth is a day to celebrate the historical emancipation of black slaves in the United States, and on June 19, many guests will be frequenting festivals honoring this day. With that in mind, more of these types of festivals occurring Tuesday have pledged to go green this year by setting up eco-stations complete with composting and recycling receptacles, and they are promoting the use of eco-friendly tee-shirts and even the selling of green products and services through featured vendors. This week, a celebration of history also is becoming a celebration of a hopeful future for the earth.
Green Start to the Summer
The first day of summer is officially here this week, and many people will be enjoying it in a green way. For instance, more people will be enjoying nature walks and hikes as the days grow longer and warmer. They also are bringing in the start of summer with barbecue grills using propane gas, which burns cleaner than charcoal or wood. Summer celebrators further are trying to cut down on their air conditioning usage by relying more on window breezes to help save on their energy bills and simultaneously save the earth. The birth of the summer season – complete with vibrant green grass and trees – is looking more green than ever before!
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