Earth Day, National Park Week, and John Muir Oh My!

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April 22, 2016

Earth Day, National Park Week, and John Muir Oh My!

If there is ever a perfect time to celebrate the outdoors and our love of nature, this might be it.

Not only is today Earth Day, but yesterday was John Muir’s 178th birthday, and this entire week is National Park Week. Talk about a celebration!

As believers that getting outside is essential to living intentionally, we couldn’t be more excited to spend some extra time outdoors this weekend. And we want to encourage you to do the same!

Today through the rest of the weekend, we’re have a flash sale on all of our Intentionalitee products. Use code “FindYourPark” to take 20% off all our consciously-made shirts, plus free shipping over $50. And to sweeten it up a little more, all Degenerate Shades are 1/2 off.

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So how can we celebrate these holidays? Simple: get outside.

Here are five simple ways to celebrate Earth Day, John Muir, and National Park Week this weekend:

1. Go for a Hike

No matter where you are, you’re probably not too far from nature. Whether it’s a 5-mile hike through your local state park, backcountry camping in a National Park, or even taking a stroll through Central Park – get your body moving and step into nature this weekend.

You can check out the National Park Service’s website to find a park close to you! If you’re lucky enough to live near a National Park, the NPS is celebrating this week by giving everyone free admission through this weekend 🙂

2. Join a National Park Instameet

On April 23rd, Instameets are being hosted all throughout the National Parks. Use #FindYourParkInstaMeet to find a group, snap some pictures, and explore the outdoors together.

If you join one, be sure to share it with us at @quarterforyourcrisis & show us your Intentionalitee shirts!

3. Take a Digital Detox

While we love how social the NPS is getting to celebrate National Park Week, we are still big advocates for a good dose of unplugging. Whether you find a park to explore or just go for a picnic outdoors, leave your phone at home. Challenge yourself to spending some solid time completely unplugged.

4. Plant a Tree

You can celebrate Earth Day and support an amazing cause for as little as $1. The Earth Day Network is running a campaign to plant trees to fight climate change. While they have already surpassed their goal of $50,000 (and 50,000 trees!), this planet is always in need of more trees. This is a great cause to support and celebrate Earth Day!

5. Join an Earth Day Event

There’s a TON going on around the world to celebrate Earth Day today and throughout the weekend. To find a local event near you or even register an event of your own, you can check out this map here!

 

How will you be celebrating the outdoors this weekend?