Welcome to Allergy Free & Cheap Like Me!

gluten, dairy, egg & soy free

I’m so happy you are here! I hope to create a place for you to find lots of information about food allergies, as well as, lots of goodies to help you not only eat better, but more affordably! Please feel free to share all of your own tips, tricks, and recipes too! Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you again very soon! You can read more about my allergy story here.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Celebrate Arbor Day 2011

Arbor Day 2011 is held on April 29th this year. Arbor Day is a nationally celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care.  Arbor Day began in 1872, prompted by the lack of trees in Nebraska. A pioneer named J. Sterling Morton proposed a tree-planting holiday named Arbor Day. It is estimated that one million trees were planted in Nebraska on the first Arbor Day. Due to J. Sterling Morton’s initial efforts, this day is now celebrated nationwide and in many other countries as well.

Why are trees such an important part of our lives that they deserve a national celebrated day of their own? For many reasons!  Trees improve our environment by increasing air and water quality, conserving energy, helping to control storm water and sequestering carbon. Trees increase property values, create wildlife habitat, and add beauty to any landscape. Arbor Day is a day to celebrate the importance of trees in our lives!

How can you celebrate Arbor Day? How about something that’s simple, inexpensive and good for all? By becoming a member of the Arbor Day Foundation and pledging as little as $10 you will be gifted with 10 trees that grow well in your vicinity http://www.arborday.org/shopping/memberships/memberships.cfm. Or, if you wish, you can also choose to have the trees sent to someone else. Another great option is to have the Arbor Day Foundation plant 10 trees in your honor in a forest in need. Our nation’s forests provide wood, habitat, clean air, and drinking water for millions of us. Your honorary trees will help preserve these precious resources for this and future generations.

You can also send FREE e-cards to your friends and family for Arbor Day. Check out all the different card options at http://www.arborday.org/cards/index.cfm.

Or if you don't have a green thumb, get your family out and enjoy the outdoors to celebrate Arbor Day! Go for a hike, bike ride, or even a picnic outdoors! Fresh air and exercise do a body good!

Happy Arbor Day!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...