Earth Day Activities for the Whole Family

Earth Day

Earth Day

 

We’ve created a list of Earth Day activities to help you and your family think of ways to celebrate this important holiday. The auto industry has recognized the significance of environmental issues over the past few decades, something evidenced by green technologies and the rise of hybrid and electric models. Earth Day is all about giving back and protected our environment, something you and your family can do together.

Give kids an appreciation for nature by cooking with the sun. According to Sustainable Baby Steps, cooking with the sun is simple as long as you have a homemade solar oven. First, get an old box, aluminum foil, and (if possible) a piece of glass. Cut a hole in the top of the box, line the box with foil, and put the glass in the hole. You can cook safe foods in the box on a sunny day like eggs, nachos, tea, and baked veggies. You’d be surprised how hot this simple contraption can get, and it uses no electricity.

Another easy Earth Day activity is to create zero waste with bottle bricks. A bottle brick is made by compacting small bits of unrecyclable materials. While we have a solution for some materials, like aluminum and paper, not everything can be reused. These bricks can be made by spooning dry materials of unrecyclable material (scrapped and cut, first) into old plastic bottles. What is significant about this activity is not the bricks (which can be used as building materials when properly compressed), but the conversation you have about how much unrecyclable materials you and your family consume.

Earth Day is a great time for the whole family to come together. At Bryan Honda, we’re proud to say our green vehicles are also helping to do their part for the planet.

The 2018 Honda All Stars Include the Civic Type R and Accord

2018 Honda Civic

2018 Honda Civic

If you’re looking for the 2018 Honda all stars, you should start with the Honda Accord and the Civic Type R. Both of these models were named “2018 Automobile All-Stars” by Automobile magazine, a list of some of the top cars in the industry. Automobile doesn’t distinguish between classes or price range, which means these two Honda models beat out some of the top supercars in the world, some well into six figures. The Accord and Civic Type R definitely offer incredible value and an unforgettable driving experience.

The Accord is well known among car shoppers, as this car offers incredible bang for your buck. The editors at Automobile noted the Accord was one of the few cars consistently ranked as one of the best cars on the road, in part because it is so affordable yet drivable. The Civic Type R caused a little more stir, as this newer model reached the top 10 list for the awards. However, this performance model is simply fun to drive, something that stands out among the competition.

“In my experience coming from the racing side of the automotive business, it is not normal to find a gaggle of journalists waxing lyrical about a vehicle that costs less than $35,000, especially when they have access to a bucket full of supercar keys and the green light on the racetrack,” wrote Andy Pilgrim, editor for Automobile.

And these are just some of the many awards the Civic Type R and Accord have earned in the past few months. Learn more about them at Bryan Honda!