Hall of Mosses trail in the Hoh Rain Forest, Olympic National Park, Washington
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A different kind of rainforest. Green Friday
Imagine spending the day hiking in a forest, soaking in the lush greenery, instead of frantically checking every item off your holiday shopping list. Welcome to Green Friday, the environmental alternative to Black Friday, established in 2015. On Green Friday, people are encouraged to approach shopping by making ethical choices, embracing nature, or refraining from purchasing altogether. So, take a pause for a moment and plunge yourself into nature this Green Friday!
The Hall of Mosses at Olympic National Park, in Washington's Hoh Rain Forest, is a far cry from a shopping center. This rainforest is home to a variety of mosses that gracefully drape over majestic spruces and hemlocks. Canada is home to 48 national parks. You could visit Banff National Park, famous for its stunning scenery, or you can explore Jasper National Park and witness the beauty of the night sky. So, what are you waiting for? Pack a few snacks and set off on an adventure.