Here 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.
• 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.