Thank Mother Earth, Volunteer Today!

Happy Earth Day! Today is the 31st Earth anniversary of celebration of the earth's natural environment. It's a day to appreciate the soil and grass we walk on, the trees and plant-life that produce our oxygen and it's also a great day to get your hands dirty and give back to her.

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Here is a list of 5 fun ways to help the environment, including planting community gardens and cleaning area rivers and streams. Also, Create The Good  has a fantastic  toolkit on how to encourage your friends to be more Green.

What are some easy and fun ways you can make your part of the planet a little greener, and a little brighter?

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