Do you hear that? It’s the sound of nature springing to life after a long winter’s nap. Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming and children are playing outside as the weather gets warmer and the days grow longer.

This month at Smyrna Vinings Lifestyle, we bring you our Eco issue in honor of Earth Day on April 22. Inspired by the infinite beauty of the earth—and our desire to preserve and protect it—we compiled an array of eco-conscious and eco-friendly people and places. From eco-minded artists and businesses to an environmentally friendly weekend getaway, this issue is a celebration of all things Mother Nature. Throughout this issue, you’ll find simple ways to be more eco-friendly, like re-making art with pieces of plastic, paper and odds and ends.

Not sure where to start? When you’ve finished enjoying this issue, we encourage you to recycle it so it can be turned into future magazines. After all, that’s what makes the world go ‘round!

Happy spring, Smyrna Vinings!

 

On The Cover:

“There’s Something about Mona,” an ode to Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa,” created by Jane Perkins out of plastic, buttons and nick-knacks.