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Fall Funtivities

2012 November 27

For many of us across the United States, this is the last time of year that the weather is nice enough to enjoy the outdoors.  Make the most of it, while staying green!  Try these three green fall funtivities!

 1.   Turn off that TV or those video games!  Get outside and enjoy the weather.  The fall is filled with farmer’s markets and pumpkin farms to visit.  Ride your bike there or get your family to carpool with friends to be extra green. 

2.   Do you have a big tree outside your house?  Help out your mom and dad and rake the leaves up.  Jumping in the giant leaf pile is your reward. 

3.   Do your clothes from last fall not fit anymore?  Donate them to a charity group or local community organization.  This will help a lot of people out during the holidays.

What are some of your favorite green fall activities? 

About the author: Kelly Siegel is a student volunteer in the EPA’s Air and Radiation Division in Region 5, and is currently obtaining her Master’s degree in Urban Planning and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  She has a passion for sustainable development, running, and traveling with friends.

Editor's Note: The opinions expressed in Greenversations are those of the author. They do not reflect EPA policy, endorsement, or action, and EPA does not verify the accuracy or science of the contents of the blog.

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  1. Anonymous permalink
    November 27, 2012

    Love this advice. We are in Southern, WI so already it is fairly cool. Today we took time to explore fractals. This was a great exploration outside as it could be adapted for even our youngest. My girls took digital cameras and photographed ice crystals (compliments of cold weather), moss, trees, stream beds, rocks, mulch on trails, pine-cones, and even a lone dandelion.

    We took advantage of our state forest (which adjoins our property).

    For my eldest daughter this will serve as an investigation project and she is using online course (which is free).

    Hope everyone is finding a way to get outside, learn and enjoy time with the family.


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