Eco-Friendly Ways to Celebrate Earth Day 2018

What are your plans on Earth Day? Celebrated annually on April 22, Earth Day is a gentle reminder that living on our planet is a calibrated balance of privilege and responsibility. We at Blue Moon Rising respect and adore our planet and take great strides to improve our relationship to all things natural. Here are some of our favorite eco-friendly ways to celebrate Earth Day:

Get outside! There is no better way to get in rhythm with the planet than to go feet first. To honor the planet, take a hike in one of the many state parks in the Deep Creek Lake area. Be mindful of where you step and always stay on the path and follow trail regulations. You’ve probably heard the term: leave no trace, which means to pack out everything you brought in, including dog poop. Remember, trails are shared by many, so be courteous to fellow hikers as we all embrace the nuance of nature. Get a list of our local trails here.

Plan an energy audit. Homeowners can show love for the planet by taking part in a home energy audit. If you are a Potomac Edison customer, sign up for a complimentary Home Energy Check-Up. As a wellness check for your home, an energy audit confirms energy efficiency or reveals areas to improve inefficient energy results. As part of the audit, homeowners receive energy-saving LED light bulbs, faucet aerators, shower heads, and water heater pipe insulation. For more information about an energy audit in your home, contact

Clean the closet. New clothing requires both energy and water to manufacture. Together, we can save these valuable resources by donating items from overstuffed closets to local charities. One method for reduction, donate any item you have not worn in the last year; this principle also works for almost anything in your home. The items you donate will recirculate to new owners who appreciate the concept that recycled items benefit the environment, as well as the social and economic impact on the community. Keep in mind, your donations help sustain the planet, one t-shirt at a time.

In essence, every day is Earth Day. Take a look at how your actions impact the environment; and “be the change you wish to see.” As a steward of the environment, Blue Moon Rising Resort is a perfect example of eco-tourism, where every decision is weighed by the environmental impact. Learn more about our sustainable philosophies here and have a glorious Earth Day!

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