10 ways to celebrate Mothers Day virtually in 2020

May 7, 2020 by  
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With the majority of the country continuing to observe social distancing and shelter-in-place laws, families are beginning to face a new normal of interacting for the holidays. Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday, and while most of us won’t be able to see our moms in person this year, there are still ways to celebrate! A silver-lining? Choosing to celebrate from home, social distance-style, can be a win for the environment, too. 1. Have flowers planted in Central Park In New York’s Central Park, hundreds of thousands of tulips and daffodils bloom every year just in time for Mother’s Day. The city is offering a tax-deductible $1-per-bulb donation so that you can plant flowers in the park in someone’s name. After you’ve made your contribution, New York City will mail a certificate or e-card to your recipient letting them know about the donation. It is an inventive way to give your mom flowers this year that will continue to grow and thrive in a natural setting, rather than cut flowers. Related: Mother’s Day bouquet and other fun DIY ideas 2. Virtual 5K Although nearly all organized group runs this spring and summer have been cancelled, many of them have made the switch to become virtual runs instead. The All Community Events Mother’s Day Run Walk is a virtual 5K, 10K or half-marathon race that you can complete wherever you’d like. If you’re social distancing from your mom, it is a great way to stay connected while getting some exercise . You and Mom can choose your own routes in your own neighborhoods or an alternative favorite running route and log the miles together. 3. Virtual wine tasting Make a list of some organic or biodynamic wines, and send a few to your mom to try (don’t forget to buy some for yourself, as well). Start a video call and taste the wines together, making notes of which ones you like the most. Once you can visit each other in person again, it will be fun to bring your new favorite bottle to enjoy together! 4. Virtual brunch Get the whole family together (virtually, of course) by organizing a Mother’s Day brunch via Zoom, Facetime or Skype. Choose a simple, healthy recipe that everyone can make themselves at home, or have each person make something unique. 5. Take an online course together Choose an online cooking, art or gardening class that interests both of you. Learn a new skill while spending time with Mom, and you might even end up with a new hobby to appreciate together once social distancing rules ease up. Udemy has 100,000 online courses and is running Mother’s Day specials through May 14, or you can browse Skillshare for classes in everything from floral decoration to interior design. 6. Meal delivery kit Make sure that Mom is eating well during the pandemic with a subscription to a meal delivery service. The food will be delivered right to her door, eliminating at least a couple of trips to the grocery store. Daily Harvest offers delicious smoothie and bowl selections that you can give through a gift card or send as a nine-item gift box. Some other popular plant-based subscriptions include Purple Carrot and Sun Basket . 7. Decorate Mom’s front door Surprise Mom and brighten her day by decorating her front door for Mother’s Day with a festive wreath or handmade decorations . You won’t have to interact in person, but it will make you feel connected all the same! 8. Online yoga subscription Everyone is looking for ways to stay in shape from the comfort of their own homes these days, and online yoga provides the perfect combination of exercise and self care. Some of the more popular subscription options that incorporate meditation as well as yoga and Pilates are Glo and Gaia , although you can always check Groupon for online specials, too. 9. Tree planting donation Give an environmentally friendly gift that grows by planting a tree in Mom’s name for Mother’s Day. Check out the Earth Day Canopy Project and help in the fight against deforestation with one tree planted for each $1 donated; the network set a goal of planting 7.8 billion trees (one for every person on the planet) to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020. Tree People is offering beautiful, specially designed and sustainably made Mother’s Day cards with custom messages with tree planting donations of $25 or more. 10. Host a Netflix Party Netflix’s new Party feature allows groups to synchronize video playback and chat while watching Netflix together, even from far away. Choose something inspiring like a Planet Earth nature documentary to get excited for when the world opens back up again. Images via Lum3n , Saramatos , Sofia Morin , Petra , Emily Austin and Aiokr Chen

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20 Eco-Friendly Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

May 6, 2019 by  
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20 Eco-Friendly Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

May 4, 2016 by  
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Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to celebrate the special women in your life, but wouldn’t it be nice if we could also celebrate Mother Earth in the process too?  This Mother’s Day, why not treat your mother to something special…

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Celebrate Mother’s Day (and Mama Earth) with Eco-Friendly Greeting Cards

May 9, 2014 by  
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According to Hallmark , over 160 million greeting cards are given each Mother’s Day , making it the third largest card-sending holiday on the planet. That equals a lot of paper, and you can bet that a fair bit of it isn’t recycled. This year, it might be nice to be a bit gentler to Mother Earth as we make decisions about the cards we’ll be giving our moms, step-moms, grandmothers, and guardians. Read on to discover a few eco-friendly options for this year’s Mother’s Day greeting cards and notes. Read the rest of Celebrate Mother’s Day (and Mama Earth) with Eco-Friendly Greeting Cards Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: DIY , DIY cards , eco-card , grandmother , greeting card , handmade cards , mom , mother , mother’s day , Mother’s Day Cards , recycled paper , recycled paper cards , seed cards , seed embedded cards , seed paper , seed paper cards , tree-free , tree-free cards , wood card , wooden cards

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Harvard Scientists Create Super Strong Degradable Bioplastic from Shrimp Shells

May 9, 2014 by  
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Thanks to a team of Harvard scientists, being called a “shrimp” will no longer amount to an insult. The University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering isolated chitin in the arthropod’s exoskeleton to make chitosan, a super tough polysaccharide that can be derived from the tons of crustacean shells discarded each year. Strong and easily made into 3D forms using injection molding or casting techniques, the final product dubbed “shrilk” can break down into the environment after two weeks and release nutrients that feed plants at the same time. Read the rest of Harvard Scientists Create Super Strong Degradable Bioplastic from Shrimp Shells Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: arthropod , Biodegradable , biodegradable packaging , bioplastic , chitin , chitosan , crustacean , Don Ingber , harvard university , injection-molding , javier fernandez , plastic pollution , renewable resource , S.H.R.I.M.P. , shrilk , wyss institute for biologically inspired engineering

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DIY Gift Idea: Create Glass Jar Picture Frames for Mother’s Day

May 4, 2013 by  
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Mother’s Day is just a week away, and if you’re looking for a simple DIY gift , these recycled glass jar picture frames are not only easy to make, but they can make for cool keepsakes and decorations. Many of us have glass jars stashed away for use in crafty projects, and with Photojojo ‘s DIY all you need to do is trim down some family photos to size and slot them into the jar—flip the jar upside down and you’ve got a cute gift or centerpiece for Mother’s Day! READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative picture frame , DIY , diy gift , diy photo , diy picture frame , gift crafts , glass jar photo , glass jar photo frame , mason jar diy , mother’s day , mothers day gift , photojojo        

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6 Mother’s Day Gifts That Help Others

April 29, 2012 by  
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While the go-to gift of flowers usually make Mom smile, they wilt in a few days and your gift ends up in the trash.  Mom deserves something awesome, but why not help others in the process?  From organic, fair trade chocolate that benefit charities to fair trade shoes that provide jobs in a country that desperately needs it, here is our round-up of Mother’s Day gifts that pay if forward.   Click ahead for our 6 gifts ideas for Mom that you’ll both feel great about. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Akawelle , ECO by MODO , fair trade gifts , fair trade gifts for mom , fair trade gifts for mother’s day , mother’s day , mother’s day gifts , Pyrrha , Rescue Chocolate , soleRebels , Theo Chocolate , toms , TOMS sunglasses , Yes To

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13 Smart, Green ECOnomical Gifts for Mother’s Day!

May 3, 2010 by  
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