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8 Creative Ways to Celebrate Arbor Day 0

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Ushering in a season full of new plants, flowers, and trees, April has long been synonymous with rejuvenation and regrowth. So, it makes perfect sense that this month hosts one of the most important eco-conscious celebrations, known as Arbor Day.

Equal parts movement and holiday, Arbor Day is a tribute to nature and forest life as a whole. So, whether you want to pay homage to this day by doing something solo or organizing an event with your friends, family, and coworkers, these eight creative activities will help you make the most out of this special day.

What is Arbor Day?

Celebrated on the last Friday of April (that'd be the 29th for 2022), Arbor Day(1) is a holiday that celebrates nature – and, specifically, trees. Its purpose is to encourage people to plant, upkeep, and preserve trees in their communities, giving Earth a much-needed oxygen boost. Arbor Day can also be a great way to teach yourself and your little ones more about forest life and its contribution to the Earth's ecosystem, mainly through fun activities and collective actions.

1. Plant a Tree

The most obvious way to show your appreciation for nature on Arbor Day is to plant a tree yourself. You can either plant a specific variety of trees in your backyard (say, apple trees) or fill up a small clearing with pine trees in a nearby forest. Either way, make sure to check if the laws in your state allow such actions before you proceed.

While you can do this activity solo, you could share the joys of tree-planting with friends, family, or even coworkers by joining a related event where you'll pick the perfect spot, dig some holes, and tuck the young roots into the fertile soil. #TheJoysOfGardening

2. Create a Plant Scrapbook

Another engaging way to celebrate Arbor Day is to create your own plant scrapbook. While it may sound like a tedious job, it's actually pretty fun and could intrigue your kid's curiosity (if you want to engage in this activity with your family). You could also go at it solo; in which case, you could look for rarer and more intriguing plant varieties.

To create the scrapbook, just gather the most common (or photogenic) leaves and tree flowers that you can find in your area, dry them out, and attach them to a notebook (customized or not). To complete the task, write the name of each flower or leaf and mention a few fun facts about it.

3. Clean Up a Nearby Site

While trees feed on decomposing matter, there's a certain type of debris that shouldn't be near their roots. We're talking about plastic bags, Styrofoam containers, glass bottles, and even fabrics. To help trees thrive even more, you could organize a local clean-up event on Arbor Day, where members of your community will clear up the trash from a nearby park or forest. You can hit two birds with one stone by recycling the items that can be recycled out of the debris you just collected.

4. Practice Sustainable Eating

As we become more aware of how our food habits impact the environment, we realize that plants are essential to sustainable eating. So, in honor of Arbor Day, you could make a dish that features all the fantastic edibles that grow on trees, from fruits like apples and cherries to unique ingredients like maple syrup and nuts. This culinary take on the holiday could inspire you (and perhaps the people around you) to practice sustainable eating more often and is also a great way to acknowledge how trees contribute to our living.

5. Take a Nature Walk

Since Arbor Day falls the same time that spring shows its first signs, Arbor Day is the perfect excuse to take your first hike of the season. Just pick your favorite trail (or one you haven't explored yet) and sink into nature's beauty. Look twice as you spot a budding or a century-old tree and identify each species with the help of a book or a guide. If you're living close to a national park(2), you can even plan a day-long hike with your family or friends and make sure you chat with the rangers and learn more about the different tree species that thrive in the region. To make your nature walk even more exciting, you can even throw a picnic somewhere along the way – perhaps when you reach a small glade or a stream.

6. Host a "Green" Expo

Doing something on your own sure is impressive. But engaging others into celebrating Arbor Day is where you could really make a change. So, if you're willing to get others into the tree-planting spirit, you could host a "green" expo at your workplace. Just feature local agencies and businesses that promote or organize tree-planting activities and drives.

And yes, this activity is tailored to coworkers and neighborhood committees. But if you feel like it, you could also host an informal "expo" for your family members. Just invite them to participate in "green" activities around the house, from composting dead leaves and foliage to making room for a seasonal garden to planting trees that benefit pollinators (think bees, butterflies, etc.)

7. Make Ornaments for Your Backyard Trees

If your thumb is more brown than green and crafts are more up your alley, you could make a few ornaments to dazzle your backyard trees (or even indoor plants). Just draw a few small paper windows and a door and stick them on a tree trunk to make it look like a garden gnome lives in it. Or paint a tire and hang it on a branch so that you can sow your climbing plants in it without them crowding your walls. You could even paint a tree stump to make it look like a mosaic. The sky is the limit when it comes to ideas!

8. Learn More About the History of Arbor Day

Perfect for your inner bookworm, this activity will not only inspire you to participate in this holiday but will also make you want to raise awareness in the years to come. Unlike many similar holidays (like Earth Day, which counts just 50+ short years), Arbor Day has a long history – and an interesting one at that. It all started when pioneers in the Nebraska region noticed the lack of trees in the surrounding area. So, newspaper editor and local J. Sterling Morton decided to do something about it by forming civic groups that planted trees every chance they got. But what started as mere enthusiasm of one individual grew into a yearly tradition for many over the years. Check the official Arbor Day Foundation(3) page for more facets of the holiday's fascinating history.

How would you like to celebrate Arbor Day? Let us know in the comment section down below!


  1. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Arbor-Day
  2. Find a Park (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov)
  3. https://www.arborday.org/celebrate/history.cfm

10 Incredible Ways to Celebrate International Women's Day 2022 0

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International Women's Day is a global celebration marked every March 8th worldwide. It celebrates the contributions of women in politics, education, economy, and social arenas in the past, present, and future and makes a call to accelerate gender equality.

Although there have been incredible strides in women empowerment and equity (with the election of the first female, black, and Asian vice president to the U.S. and women leaders in Germany and New Zealand, women's full participation in leadership), decision making, and critical aspects of the economy are still underrepresented.1

We all need to take action to accelerate gender equality. Let's teach our children about equality and make them aware of strong female leaders.

What's The History Of International Women's Day?

In February 1908, thousands of women working as garment workers held a striking match in New York City to protest against the poor working conditions for women. The women complained of low wages, sexual harassment, and poor working conditions.2

The workplace did not have proper structures, and men always had better pay and an upper hand. International Women's Day was created in honor of the strike that lasted for more than a year. A nation's Women's Day was celebrated for the first time in the U.S on February 28th, 1909, championed by the Socialist Party of America.1

The first International Women's Day celebration in the U.S. was held in 1911. Clara Zetkin, a German women's rights advocate, championed turning the day into an international movement during the International Conference of Working Women in 1910. Her effects bore fruit and led to the recognition of the day throughout Europe by 1910.3

Since then, more countries have adopted the day, and it is marked on March 8th globally to advocate for women's rights and equality around the world.4

What's The International Women's Day 2022 Theme?

Every year, women's day has a unique theme. The official 2022 International Women's Day theme is #BreakTheBias. The theme calls for us to acknowledge the bias that exists but also a call for action to stop the bias.1 Discrimination against women, whether intentional or unconscious, makes it difficult for women to succeed.

How To Celebrate International Women's Day

World leaders have taken massive steps to forging a path to gender equity, but we all have to be involved, no matter how little effort we make.

There are various ways to participate and mark International Women's Day 2022. You can observe the day at home or work. From sharing women empowerment quotes to advocating for gender equity at work to listening to music from your favorite female icons - use the day to remind yourself and others of the immense contribution of women to the world.

This blog post will give you 10 excellent ways to celebrate and participate in International Women's Day 2022 and advocate for gender equity.

Share The Theme On Social Media

One impactful way to celebrate the day is by participating in the #BreakTheBias social media campaign. You can wear a branded t-shirt or use online design tools to create social media graphics. Share a photo of you crossing your arms to show solidarity and share with #BreakTheBias #IWD2022 to challenge others to advocate for an inclusive world.

Share International Women's Day Quotes

There's no better time to share inspiring words spoken by powerful women on your preferred social media platforms alongside the #BreakTheBias than on International Women's Day. Here are a few examples:

"Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn't be that women are the exception." — Kamala Harris

"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights."— Gloria Steinem

Recognize The Incredible Women In Your Circles

Take a moment to encourage a woman in your life and tell them how awesome they are. It could be your mom, grandma, sister, daughter, wife, girlfriend, or friend. A simple word of encouragement through text, a call, or a video call will surely make them smile. You can also send an inspiring email to your female colleagues and tell them why you think they are amazing women.

Donate To A Charity That Supports Women

Donating is an easy way to make a difference by supporting the worthy cause of charitable organizations that support women locally or internationally. Check online for organizations that do incredible work supporting women's rights and empowerment. 

Advocate For Gender Equality in Your Workplace

Women face a lot of bias in the workplace. Women are more likely to be laid off or leave their jobs due to the increased burden of managing households work and childcare responsibilities. Although the world has made considerable strides in equal pay for women, some countries and organizations still lag behind.

All countries and organizations should create an inclusive work environment to bridge this gap. If you have a say at your workplace, champion better company policies that ensure fair and equal support to women, especially maternity leave, flexible work schedules, and coach and promote women to leadership positions.

Champion a lunch hour discussion on all the challenges women face in the workplace. Give both genders time to share their thoughts. Only when women get equal inclusion in leadership can the world solve the problems and create a more promising future.

Support Women-Owned Or Run Businesses

When women succeed in business, it contributes to equal economic empowerment for all genders. This International Women's Day, deliberately support a woman-owned or run business. Challenge your coworkers, family, and friends to do the same on this day.

Involve Men in The Conversation

Although the International Women's Day initiatives target women, everyone needs to be involved in the conversations. Men should also participate in women empowerment discussions since they can also be critical advocates for gender equity. They can offer solutions and influence other men to support women and tackle the issue of sexism. When men are engaged, there is more progress. For any activity you take to celebrate International Women's Day, tag along with the men in your life, and let's share how to stop the bias on gender.

Read A Book Written By a Female Icon 

Books give more knowledge and understanding of the challenges that women face worldwide. Read a book with your kids or friends whose primary focus is women empowerment and those that celebrate women's achievements. Here are four fantastic books written by inspiring women to get you started.

  • I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb
  • You Are Not A Princess (And That's Ok!) by Melanie Berliet
  • She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World by Chelsea Clinton
  • We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Listen To Girl-Power Music

So what if you cannot find time to read? Compile a playlist on Spotify with female artists. You can listen to it all day long. You can also watch girl power movies that have inspiring female leads or characters such as Moana or Frozen. Don't forget to share with your friends.

Avoid Participating In Celeb Gossip That Bullies Women

It's no secret how sexist and misleading the media can be judging by how women gossip stories attract more attention. Before you sit and listen to gossip that touches on a woman, take a moment to think about how that woman will feel. Take a moment to imagine how you would feel if you were in the same position. Don't participate in gossip that clearly shows that the woman celerity did not deserve that treatment or those that shame women dressing.

Imagine a free and gender-equal world free from bias and discrimination. A world that is inclusive, equitable, and safe, where women are celebrated with women's achievement and the constitution they bring to the world. Together we can #BreakTheBias by celebrating women's achievement and advocating for a gender-equal world free from stereotyping and violence against women. We can choose to call out gender bias and inequality and decide to celebrate the remarkable contributions of women. Let's #Breakthebias.

Happy International Women’s Day from us at Mother Earth Products.


  1. https://www.internationalwomensday.com
  2. https://time.com/5187268/international-womens-day-history/
  3. https://www.unfpa.org/events/international-womens-day
  4. https://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/international-womens-day
  5. https://www.parents.com/parents-magazine/parents-perspective/celebrate-international-womens-day-on-march-8/
  6. https://www.workflowmax.com/blog/10-excellent-ways-to-celebrate-international-womens-day
  7. https://www.elle.com/uk/life-and-culture/a26713899/how-to-celebrate-international-womens-day-at-work/