Each spring in the northern hemisphere, trees and plants bloom and grow, and in the process, scrub millions of tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This CO2 is converted to oxygen, which is a great thing for us.

Likewise, as the weather improves, there are so many things you can actively do that are not only beneficial for you, but are beneficial for your environment and community as well.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • If your destination is within walking distance. Walk there.
  • If your destination is within biking distance. Bike there. (Happy National Bike Month!)
  • Plant a garden.
  • Plant a tree.
  • Buy local produce from a Farmer’s Market or Community Supported Agriculture (CSA).
  • Compost.
  • Volunteer for an organization you support.
  • Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

The communities in which we live give us so much, and we can give back by making choices that lead to healthier environments and stronger communities. During the process, we can become healthier individuals and families as well. Many recent studies on longevity and happiness suggest a link between strong social and community bonds and the happiest, healthiest, longest living people.

It’s a win-win. It’s symbiotic. It’s spring. Go bloom.

 

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