Lands’ End loves Earth Day. It’s the one holiday that brings us all together as a global community. With offices in the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, and Germany, Earth Day allows us to find new ways to stay connected, which is more important to us now than ever before. This year, we’d love it if you’d join us as we celebrate the outdoors. Here are three ways we can show our appreciation for Mother Earth in honor of her special day.
Watching the sunrise requires a little bit of planning, but there is truly no finer way to kick off Earth Day. Hilltops and beaches provide perhaps the most enjoyable view. You’ll want to scout out the location beforehand. Arrive at your viewing area at least 20 minutes before the main event. Weather in April can be a little cool and damp in most places. So, be sure to have a Lands’ End raincoat or light jacket at the ready. Once the sunrise show begins, you’ll quickly find that waking up early is well worth it. Chances are you’ll gain a whole new appreciation for the calming hues that set the sky ablaze at the start of each awe-inspiring day. Sit quietly and reflect upon the things you’d like to achieve. Mindfully, focus on the day ahead of you as the new day dawns. Many who have tried this centuries-old ritual, love it enough to incorporate taking in the sunrise as the first step of their daily routine. What a peaceful way to start each and every day.
Planting and caring for a garden turns Earth Day into a months-long event. It can also greatly improve both your mental and physical health. Even if you don’t have a green thumb, it’s never too late to give gardening a try. The first thing you’ll want to do is choose the location. You’ll want the essentials: sunlight, space, and access to water. Your garden can be as little as one small planter or as big as several acres of land. Gardening isn’t one-size-fits-all, but it is generally best to start small. You can always make it bigger as you go. Some gardeners like to begin with seeds, others prefer plants that have already been started. Just be sure you know the planting schedule for anything you plant outdoors. Planting too early may make it impossible for some plants to survive the growing season. Once things are off to a good start, all you’ll have to do is keep the weeds out and the soil moist. Lands’ End rain boots are ideal for gardening because they can be easily washed clean with a little water. If you plan to pull weeds by hand, you’ll also want a pair of gardening gloves.
Getting out into nature by planning a fun camping trip is a great way to create lasting memories and ensure the next generation pauses to celebrate Earth Day for years to come. First things first, decide what “camping” means to you. Under the stars, in a tent, a cabin, or an RV? Even if you’re relatively new to the idea, rest assured there’s a camping style to match your comfort level. If you are staying at a campground, research the activities they offer. You may also want to familiarize yourself with the events and attractions in the area surrounding your campsite. Taking in a local art fair or farmer’s market is a great way to mark the occasion. As you pack, include a variety of clothing best suited for the activities you have planned and a few things for “just in case.” Lands’ End UPF 50 clothing makes packing super simple since it can be worn for everything from hiking to swimming and it dries quickly.