Since today is the first day of April, Earth Day is just around the corner – April 22, 2021 – so it’s time to start picking out a tree, and a spot to put it! Even if you don’t have any space in your own yard for planting, or don’t want the shade cover, there are plenty of Earth Day activities to plan for around this great state. For example, if you’re feeling active, there is an “Earth Day Challenge Run/Walk” tomorrow – you just sign up, log your miles, and see if you can run the distance of the equator, collectively of course (https://stayhappening.com/e/2021-earth-day-challenge-run-walk-carrollton-E3LUS9MUSXEL); or, if you’d like to learn more about Earth restoration projects, feel free to sign up for one of the many events MSU is hosting this month virtually, here: https://wichitafallsarts.org/event/earth-day-2021-msu-texas/2021-04-07/; whereas if you’re in the Round Rock area on April 24th, the Parks and Recreation department is hosting an Earth Day Festival at Old Settlers Park (check it out here: https://www.roundrocktexas.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/special-events/earth-day-festival/). If your address is in one of the many Houston area-codes, you’re in luck – the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center is holding an Earth Day Celebration on April 17th – learn more about it here: https://houstonarboretum.org/event/earth-day-celebration/. For those in San Antonio, don’t fret – there’s plenty going on in your fare city on April 24th as well, including the Planet Proctors Day Camp at the Witt Museum (https://sanantonio.kidsoutandabout.com/content/planet-protectors-day-camp). If you have another event or celebration in mind, and you’d like to share it, feel free to add it in the comments section! I thank you in advance for your contributions.