What I love about spring is that it is a season to revere everything maternal. Mother Nature reawakens, the earth gets a day of joyous celebration and mothers from all over the world are given well-deserved tributes.
Treat your eco-mom to the great outdoors! There’s nothing more glorious than mother nature’s beauty and nothing more relaxing than reveling in it. Take her for a nature hike through the woods. Play a guessing game – have fun identifying the trees and wild flowers you come across. Inhale the heady scent of the flowers and thank Mother Nature for her bounty.
No woods near your home? Never mind. Take your mother for a picnic. Celebrate spring by drinking in the beauty of the green grass and the blue sky while letting the breeze run its fingers through your hair. Use only natural, eco-friendly products, like picnic mats made from sedge grass which are durable as well as flexible. Please your mom as well as Mother Nature by using banana leaf hats to protect yourselves from the sun.
If there’s a beach nearby, have a fun time with your mom at the beach, swimming and sunbathing, and celebrating the glorious revival of Mother Earth in springtime. Realize how much we are all Mother Nature’s children, and how much we have to give back to her.
Green isn’t just a movement anymore - it’s a way of life. Think about using environmentally friendly products in your day-to-day life. Throw out those plastic, vinyl and rexine products. Bags, jewelry and other natural products made from bamboo, coconut shells, etc., not only let you breathe easy, but cause less pollution too.
Convince your mom about the importance of giving your energy-guzzling computers, televisions, tablets and laptops a day off while you are out celebrating Mother’s Day. Thinking about reducing your carbon footprint, even if only for a day, will make both of you feel good.
Volunteer to decorate your house with household items that scream au naturel! Be more environment-friendly by letting in natural air, using wooden furniture and fixtures and decorating the rooms with indoor plants.
Finally, pamper her with nature’s formula for skin and hair care. Products made from natural and organic ingredients have a way of keeping skin refreshingly smooth and making hair vibrantly fragrant.
There’s no limit to what you can do with your mom to celebrate a green Mother’s Day this year. Be creative with your plans but most important of all, be earth-friendly!
Original posted date: 11/05/2012