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Celebrating Mother Earth

Today is the perfect time to go outside and marvel at nature and the beauty that surrounds us. It's Earth Day!

Earth Day may be a relatively new holiday, but it has a lot of influence. The first Earth Day was celebrated in the U.S. in 1970; later that year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was founded as a direct consequence. Today, Earth Day is a global initiative, bringing together millions of people worldwide.

So as you step outside into the sunshine and fresh air why not take a moment to appreciate the planet we live on and consider giving a little something back?

Start your own Earth Day tradition. It doesn't have to be a grand gesture. Every act, no matter how small, helps keep the earth green and preserve it for future generations.

Here are some tips to "Go Green!":

  • Plant a tree

  • Pick up litter

  • Start a compost heap (click here for directions)

  • Plant a garden (to find a community garden in your area click here)

  • Learn about sustainability and raise awareness for environmental issues

  • Donate your time or money to an environmental charity

For more ideas and information click here to visit the official Earth Day Network. You can share your thoughts on how to reduce your carbon footprint on our Facebook & Twitter feeds. Tag your post using #EarthDay2015 and #SAGEdining.

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