Make everyday Earth Day!

[ 0 ] April 1, 2007 |

earthHere are some everyday things to do.
– Keep our air clean – Walk or bike when you can, instead of driving.
– Save electricity – Turn off lights, appliances, and computers when not in use.
– Help the trees – Read books from the library. Recycle newspapers, magazines, and cardboard.
– Learn how to reuse and recycle the right way.

Earth Day is April 22, 2007.
In 1969, U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin helped pass legislation to establish a special Environmental Teach-in called Earth Day every Spring. More from Wikipedia.

Activities to celebrate our environment:
– Read The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, play the online game.
– Read The Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin.
– Join the Environmental Kids Club.
– Get connected to more great environmental kid sites.
– Shop at a local thrift shop. (Check Shopping at Kidoinfo).
– Keep stuff out of landfills, see free and barter sections on Craigslist.
– Donate old toys, clothes, and furniture to a local organization.
– Watch Al Gore’s Academy Award-winning movie, An Inconvenient Truth.
– Grab a bag and put on gloves: help clean up your local park or beach.
– Start a “Trash” box. Save cardboard tubes, selected broken toys, etc., for future projects.
– Make “Treasures from your Trash” with your kids – create a robot, a house, etc.
– Play games with Max Man.
– Have kids design their own Earth Day Super Hero – draw it, sculpt it, build it with LEGOs.
– Take a walk in the woods.
– Have a picnic outside. Listen to the birds.

Local events:
– Attend the Party for the Planet at Roger Williams Park Zoo.
– Visit the Audubon Society of Rhode Island.
– Clean up your community. Find a list of dates and places to help clean up Rhode Island.
– Earth Day Spring Cleanup: April 7, 8 am – 1 pm. Narragansett Town Beach, North Pavilion Parking Lot. More info.

Tell us (click comments below) about your favorite everyday Earth Day activity or submit a local Earth Day event.

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Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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