05/27/2012 02:14 pm ET

Memorial Day 2012: Green Activities For Your Long Weekend

Memorial Day is on Monday, May 28th this year, and can kick off months of summertime fun. Beyond the activities, Memorial Day is a time to remember the soldiers that gave their lives for their country, and honor the ones that are still fighting.

Taking care of the Earth is one way that you can have your Memorial Day fun while still giving the holiday a deeper meaning. Here are a few eco-friendly ideas to spice up your weekend while honoring and appreciating nature.

Have a great eco-trip planned that we didn’t mention? Leave it in the comments below!

Green Memorial Day Activities