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10 Ways to Add a Little Green to Your Memorial Day
While preparing for a fun-filled Memorial Day weekend ahead, consider adding a few activities that will green up the neighborhood and add a few more smiles to the community. Incorporating community engagement and earth-friendly activities into your holiday plans can be a great way to pay tribute to the men and women that have fought to preserve our land and way of life.
1. Drive Smart
2. Cut out the Chemicals
3. Think Local
4. Reduce Your Use
5. Stretch Your Legs
6. Feel the Burn
If you are a runner, biker or all around athlete, there are dozens of activities to pay tribute on Memorial Day across the United States. Here are just a few marathons and bike races that will be taking place this weekend.
7. Pay it Forward
8. Do a Little Shopping
Put away the coats and get the closets ready for summer. If you are planning on bolstering the economy this weekend, plan on visiting local retailers instead of chain stores and arm yourself with a list of places that use sustainable manufacturing methods. One way to make sure your money is well spent is to shop a thrift store or a flea market. If thrift shopping isn’t your thing, you can find dozens of Memorial Day sales at other incredible companies like United By Blue (this company cleans a pound of trash from the ocean for every item bought), Bluffworks, PrAna, and People Tree.
9. Add a Little Green
10. Join the Celebration
Kick off your shoes and have a little fun with the rest of the community at local parades and festivals. These events are just a few of the amazing things taking place across the country this weekend.
Denver Day of Rock. A fun-filled and musical event for every member of the family.
Chicago’s Memorial Day Parade. If you are near Chicago this weekend, the Memorial Day Parade will be hard to miss.
Celebration at the Station. Leave it to Kansas City to throw the biggest Memorial Day party in the midwest. This good ol-fashioned celebration has spared no expense in showing how much our fallen soldiers have meant to Americans and our way of life.
Portland Rose Festival CityFair. Speaking from personal experience, Portland, Oregon is a great place to celebrate the Memorial Day holiday and this year they are sure to not to disappoint. Be sure to bring your celebration spirit with you as well as your appetite as you head downtown.