21 Reasons to Love Winter


What comes to mind when you think of winter? Chilly days? Hot Cocoa? Winter sports?

Today is December 21 – the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s the shortest day of the year and it officially marks the start of winter. Learn more about the winter solstice, including how you can capture an image of the sun moving across the sky.

While today may be the shortest day of the year, our days will only get longer from here, which will give us more time every day to make good change. We encourage you to start planning how you’ll give back to Earth in 2019 and beyond.

In the meantime, to get us in the spirit of the season, our staff huddled and came up with a list of 21 things to love about winter. We hope this list serves as inspiration for you throughout winter:

  1. Winter brews
  2. Homemade baked goods
  3. Catching snow on your tongue
  4. Puzzles and board games by the fire
  5. Hot tea
  6. Sweaters
  7. Calvin and Hobbes snowmen
  8. Snow!
  9. Warm drinks
  10. Lights that twinkle
  11. Cuddles with your dog
  12. A cabin in the woods
  13. Winter storms at the beach
  14. Hot soup after playing outside
  15. Dogs and snow…together
  16. The cold, crisp air
  17. Shoveling snow
  18. Sledding
  19. Running in the snow
  20. The sound of snow crunching under your feet
  21. Holiday craft shows


Since we’re celebrating 25 years of inspiring people like you to take responsibility and action for Earth, it’s only fitting we extend the list to 25 reasons to love winter, so here are four bonus ideas to inspire winter magic:

22. Outdoor fires
23. Cozy hats
24. Walks in the forest
25. Family traditions

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Your donation will support our 2019 initiatives to transform our shared world for a better future, and make it possible for us to continue providing programs for learning about and acting on the most pressing issues of our time.


What do you love about winter?


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