12 ways to show your mom, and our Earth, you care

With Mother’s Day right around the corner (May 10), many of us are making plans to celebrate our moms. Here are 12 ideas that you can use celebrate both your mom and nature this Mother’s Day.

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Johanna Neumann
Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy

Author: Johanna Neumann

Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy

(413) 256-6434

On staff: 2001-2003; 2005-present
B.S., Tufts University

Johanna directs strategy and staff for Environment America's energy campaigns at the local, state and national level. In her prior positions, she led the campaign to ban smoking in all Maryland workplaces, helped stop the construction of a new nuclear reactor on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and helped build the support necessary to pass the EmPOWER Maryland Act, which set a goal of reducing the state’s per capita electricity use by 15 percent. She also currently serves on the board of Toxics Action Center. Johanna lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with her family, where she enjoys growing dahlias, biking and the occasional game of goaltimate.

Nature-themed crafts and activities to celebrate Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day right around the corner (May 10), many of us are making plans to celebrate our moms. Here are 12 ideas that you can use celebrate both your mom and nature this Mother’s Day:

  1. Make your mom a card and decorate it with leaf rubbings.

  2. Draw pictures of your favorite animals to decorate a card.

  3. Create a portrait of your mom out of leaves, sticks, flowers and other foraged materials.

  4. Spend time together reading one of these nature-themed books.

  5. Make her a reusable bag from old t-shirts. BONUS: If you have fabric paint or fabric markers, write her a secret message on the inside!

  1. Make a trophy for your mom out of bottles bound for the recycling bin.

  2. If your mom loves to garden, make plantable seed paper from old paper scraps or seed bombs as a gift.

  3. Give her a bird feeder made out of a milk or juice carton.

  4. Make a collage of nature photos for her desk.

  5. Write her a story about a time you spent together in nature.

  6. Write a poem about her favorite plant or animal.

  7. Explore nature together! If you are far apart, technology can help you share pictures of the nature that you find or even go on a walk together on a video call. BONUS: Complete a bingo card while exploring nature together.

We want to know how you are celebrating your mom and the Earth this Mother’s Day. Share your pictures and stories with us. If you post to social media, make sure to tag Environment America.

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Are you a poet, essayist, or aspiring wordsmith who loves nature? Submit your own poem or essay to our Greener Together Writing Contest! Submissions are open May 1- May 21, 2020. Winners will have their submission featured on our website and share a one-on-one virtual lunch or activity with one of our experts.

Johanna Neumann
Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy

Author: Johanna Neumann

Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy

(413) 256-6434

On staff: 2001-2003; 2005-present
B.S., Tufts University

Johanna directs strategy and staff for Environment America's energy campaigns at the local, state and national level. In her prior positions, she led the campaign to ban smoking in all Maryland workplaces, helped stop the construction of a new nuclear reactor on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and helped build the support necessary to pass the EmPOWER Maryland Act, which set a goal of reducing the state’s per capita electricity use by 15 percent. She also currently serves on the board of Toxics Action Center. Johanna lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with her family, where she enjoys growing dahlias, biking and the occasional game of goaltimate.