As tree and plant lovers, Earth Day is a great way to celebrate and promote all the great things about the world we live in. On April 22, people from all over the globe will partake in various activities (both big and small) to not only help our environment but invigorate the community around them.
The first Earth Day was officially established in 1970 by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson. The 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill inspired Nelson to create a day that not only highlights the importance of Earth, but how to sustain it. At its 45 year anniversary, Earth Day has become a worldwide celebration filled with festivals, organizational movements and community action.
Though people celebrate the day by recycling or dropping off unused items for proper disposal, the Parke Company enjoys doing something more. Here are a few ways you can celebrate Earth Day with the Parke Company:
Plant a tree — Planting a tree can be a great opportunity to show your family or community that you care. With the Parke Company’s help, you can choose a beautiful tree to plant that will grow and prosper for years to come.
Design and build a garden — Maybe you’ve always wants to grow a vegetable garden or perhaps you just want to improve the landscape of your home. The Parke Company can assist you in your adventure by helping you design and execute the garden you’ve always wanted.
Recycle old limbs for compost, mulching and chipping — One of the biggest things about Earth Day is recycling old or unused materials. What better way to recycle than to recycle old limbs for chipping or compost? The Parke Company has mulching and chipping capabilities that help you recycle any unwanted materials for an environmentally-friendly home.
Earth Day is a great way to celebrate and inform your friends and family about the importance of the home we live in, especially in Nashville! Nashville holds a Earth Day Festival in Centennial Park every year that encourages Nashvillians of all ages to come out and enjoy what the movement is all about. This year, the festival is set on April 18 and will have music, a beer garden, drop-off recycle opportunities and a farmer’s market. Can’t make it? Celebrate by visiting some of your favorite spots in Nashville such as Edwin Warner or Sylvan Park! For more information or to see the music line-up, you can visit their website. For more information about Parke Company services such as trees, landscape design or mulching and chipping, contact them today!