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 Towson 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 stories about eco-conscious and eco-friendly people and places making a difference right here in our community.

From culinary treasures to an environmentally friendly renovation, this issue is an exploration into what a few stellar locals are doing to intentionally live and work “green.”

Another way to celebrate Mother Earth is exploring our own backyard. In “Staycations,” we provide a number of local and regional adventures for your family to enjoy.  

Whether or not you have a green thumb, we hope the stories in these pages invoke feelings of gratitude for the wonderful world we live in—and the wonderful people in our community who strive to sustain it.

 Happy spring!