We’re about organic mattresses at Naturepedic so we love Earth Day as much as National Sleep Day (Jan. 3), World Sleep Day (March 14) and even National Sleep Week in March! A combination of better earth choices and sleep is our thing. Wake up the kid in you -- it's Earth Day! Speaking for myself, I love the centering aspect of Earth Day; it reminds me to reexamine how my choices and actions affect the planet. Instead of focusing on the gloom and doom of pollution and environmental degradation, I use Earth Day to recharge my energy toward positive action where I can make a difference. Additionally, I use Earth Day to remember how cool our Earth is. If you’ve temporarily forgotten, go look at a spider web up close or at the sprouting plants all around to recapture some of that childlike wonder about planet Earth.
Competition for Planet Earth
Five years ago, Vancouver (in Canada, not the state of Washington) kicked off its Greenest City Action Plan, a goal to become the greenest city in North America. They might be on to something. Consider: a city collectively working for the bragging rights of being the greenest city. Instead of pouring money and energy into defeating and circumventing earth-friendly action, could cities, governments and companies use a spirit of competition to drive toward a healthier environment?
Top Cities for Earth Day Celebrations
According to a ranking by website SaveOnEnergy.com, Austin, Texas takes the top spot for Earth Day Celebrations in 2014 with their Austin Earth Day Festival. If you’re heading out to Austin, check out Naturepedic mattresses at The Clean Bedroom or Austin Natural Mattresses.
Earth Day Selfie
NASA is promoting a Where Are You on Earth Right Now? #GlobalSelfie campaign. People tweet pics of where they are on the planet on Earth Day, April 22 using the hashtags #GlobalSelfie, #NASA #EarthDay. The campaign is part of their Earth Right Now campaign. Visit the NASA website to learn about the campaign and download Global Selfie signs.
Happy, Healthy Earth Day from Your Friends at Naturepedic!
And remember: Sleep on a Naturepedic Organic Mattress and you’ll get to celebrate Earth Night, too!