Happy Earth Day!

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Greetings fellow earthlings and a happy earth day to each of you!  You may have noticed a major theme on Seasoned is our love of mother nature so naturally earth day is one of our favorite environmental holidays.  Earth day is pretty awesome for a number of reasons: there are a bunch of great events held around the world and at educational facilities, these events spark interest in folks and may lead to greater environmental awareness and responsibility on an individual and business level, and it gives us an excuse to talk about how much we love the natural environment.

We are all SO LUCKY to have an amazing planet that puts up with our shit. Am I right?  I feel absolutely blessed (a term I never use, this might be the first time actually) to step outside in the morning and take a deep breath.  To experience natural wonders large and small. To be rained on. To get sun burnt. To see wildlife and to get stung by bees. Nature is wonderful and it’s powerful.  If you’ve never felt absolutely stunted and small because of the natural environment around you, it’s time to climb a mountain or paddle a kayak far away from the shore.  There is nothing I love more than feeling absolutely terrified of how small and insignificant I truly am when I’m in the presence of a monolithic landscape.  It is times like these that I realize oceans and mountains will and should be here long after I’m gone.  They should be enjoyed and appreciated for centuries and they shouldn’t be taken for granted, not even for a day, which is why I love earth day so damn much.  It’s the largest, most celebrated environmental holiday in the world and thank god mother nature. It’s one measly day, but I’m ecstatic that we even have that because maybe someone who littered yesterday will know better today and teach someone else why it’s wrong tomorrow.  What message are you passing on today? How are you bettering this beautiful planet that we have the privilege to live on?  If you can’t make it to an event today, simply go outside and marvel at the world we live in and remember, earth does not belong to man, man belongs to earth.

Later today we’ll share a little project that was inspired by earth day, but until then, check out these eco-sculptures we featured last earth day or learn how to take better photos of the natural world.

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