Here at mbg, we take green, conscious living seriously. And while we acknowledge that the future of the planet seems bleak at times, we choose to celebrate the innovative people, places, and ideas that are inspiring us to have a more sustainable future. Today, we're taking a step back to bask in the world we're all fighting so hard to protect.
While, as mbg's green editor, I think that Earth Day may just be one of the most extraneous holidays of all time—why should we reserve one day a year to celebrate a planet that we share all 365?—I appreciate that it's a rallying cry for a lot of people to be more mindful of Mama Earth's gifts because the world is full of raw, unrelenting beauty, beauty that's heightened when we slow down long enough to appreciate it.
Here are some of the best ideas I've come across for spending more mindful time outdoors. May they inspire you to start a new nature-inspired ritual today that lasts a lifetime.