For nearly 50 years, Earth Day has been celebrated to honor our relationship with the environment. Millions participate in community events worldwide – while many more take part in individual mindfulness exercises to promote personal harmony with nature. Here are three simple ways to begin.

1) “Like” the world we live in. With the help of social media, it has never been easier to express the awe and beauty of nature by posting an inspiring message, photo, or video of your favorite outdoor environment. Today could be a great opportunity to share your love and inspire others to do the same.

2) Make peace with the planet. Each Earth Day, we witness the power of large groups to affect social change. Yet we can also take steps towards sustainability year-round through our daily choices in clothing, food, transportation, and more. Mindfulness begins one step at a time.

3) Gratitude for nature’s gifts. Earth Day is celebrated in Spring for a reason – it’s one of the most beautiful times of year, with abundant displays of flora and fauna to inspire and amaze. From a butterfly to a blooming flower, we can find many simple reasons to be thankful for living on this wonderful blue-and-green world of ours.