Celebrating Earth Day!

photo credit: www.altavistagarrdens.orgWOW! It’s April 20th already? I swear time goes faster and faster everyday before we know it will be football season again! 😉 Which is my favorite time of year but of course I love summer too! Although Monday is the actual Earth Day almost everyone celebrates over the weekend and holds events in honor of Mother Nature. Earth Day is always the perfect day to get outside and give back. Even though we should be taking care of her all year round and taking care of the planet that gives us so much, we often take things for granted.

This past year Mother Nature seems to have been pretty angry and giving us a taste our own medicine with lots of flooding, devastating hurricanes, and multiple dumpings of massive snow. Frigid winds and below freezing temperatures have wreaked havoc not only on this country but across the world. So why not for at least one day this year, give back and take care of our community, state, country, and planet. Otherwise I’m afraid she’ll continue to get more pissed off and we’ll be in serious trouble and it may be too late by then.

So this weekend, take sometime to get outside and do something to get back in touch with the soil, air, sun, tress, food, family, and community. It can be as simple as stopping on the side of the road to clean up the trash on a stretch of highway to as complex as starting a community garden.photo credit: www.mobilecommons.com

Need some ideas?? Here’s a few!

  • Plant a tree or beautify a public area with flowers and plants
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle- start today!
  • Avoid the grocery stores this weekend and shop at farmers markets/produce stands
  • Buy local/ support your community
  • Start a vegetable garden
  • Donate your time to help your local zoo, park, church, or school (They always hold events for Earth Day)
  • Go to a farm-to-table dinner
  • Involve the Kids! Make crafts likes bird houses or bird feeders.
  • Learn more about the environment visit local watersheds, coastal bays, national or state parks.
  • Buy environmental friendly products
  • Go organic!

Hope some of these ideas help you enjoy your day, start something new, learn something fun, make a change, and give back today! Happy Earth Day 2013!

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Kelly Roberts is a Healthy Living Advocate. She is the owner and CEO of Beach Pilates and Wellness and Farm Foodie Fitness. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and received her training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Fueled by passion, she founded her holistic health practice, Farm Foodie Fitness. She educates and teaches her clients and the community the life changing benefits of nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. Her practice consists of corporate and private clients from all across the country. Kelly is also the owner of Pilates on the Beach in Ocean City, Maryland and Bethany Beach, Delaware. She offers classes out on the beach for locals and visitors from May to September. She is a Certified Pilates instructor by world renowned Body Arts and Science International. BASI Pilates ®. For the past ten years, she has specialized in Pre and Post-Natal, athletes, rehabilitation, and clients with chronic illness. Kelly also offers private one-on-one sessions, as well as semi-private sessions. Kelly first discovered Pilates twelve years ago after a serious car accident left her with debilitating back and neck pain. She incorporates the Pilates method into her teaching and daily practice to maintain movement, a healthy lifestyle, and to live pain free. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Salisbury University with a concentration in Mass Media. Her passion for nutrition and food lead her to Alissa Cohen, where she studied to become a Certified Raw Chef. She enjoys incorporating raw foods into her diet and sharing her knowledge with her clients, friends, and family. She offers private and group cooking classes, food demos, and has also been a private chef to a number of families. Also a Certified Master Gardener, she understands the importance of fresh, local foods, and knowing where your food comes from. Kelly offers gardening knowledge, advice, and hands on training through community gardens. She also teaches elementary children the benefits of nutrition and how growing your own food through edible school yards. Kelly is also a published author; her fiction novel, "The Road to Chianti" and her summer and winter cookbooks, "Farm Foodie Fitness Homegrown.” She has been featured in Mind Body Green, Charleston Home Magazine, and many other publications. Kelly recently released her first fitness DVD "Beach Pilates and Wellness, Pilates Mat Workout." She also has a successful health, nutrition, fitness, and organic gardening blog. Make sure to check it out! www.farmfoodieandfitness.com. When Kelly is not running businesses she's chasing her two little ones. Contact Kelly to book seminars, demonstrations, book signings, or speaking engagements.

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