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Celebrate Earth Day in Downtown Coral Gables

There are so many little things you can do every day to celebrate and help save the Earth, and we’ve got 5 super easy green ideas to try this year below!

Go Car Free

Leave your car at home today and take advantage of Coral Gables’ many ways of transportation. Ride the free trolley to downtown, hop on the metro to where you need to go, use the Freebee’s services or even rent a scooter. If you’re feeling up to it, consider walking to your destination — it’s great for your body and for the planet, too!

Grow Something

Plant a seed, flower, plant or tree and be surprised at how easy it can be! Liven up your surroundings with nature and enjoy the scenery. Bonus if you plant something native that can support the local ecosystem.

Get Outside

Go for a walk outdoors and breathe it all in. Coral Gables offers many nature parks and trails to visitors; one of our favorites is exploring around the Matheson Hammock Park.

Purchase a Reusable Bag

Say no to plastic and stock up on reusable bags next time you’re picking something up. Tip: these eco-friendly bags don’t have to only be reserved for the grocery store. Use them at the mall, farmer’s market, convenience store or any other place that normally provides a plastic bag with your purchase.

Pick Up Litter

When you’re outside today, make it a goal to pick up at least 10 pieces of trash, and properly dispose of them. Keeping our planet clean is one easy and great way to keep it happy!