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The LoraxToday is National Arbor Day. Share the The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, or One Tree (Green Start series) by Innovative Kids with your children. These stories remind us at any age to be mindful of our trees.

Get in a tree mood: Listen to C is for Conifers by They Might Be Giants on itunes.

Tree Musketeers a nonprofit charity where kids teach other kids to become active citizens and community leaders. Neighborhood by neighborhood, kids work together to rescue Earth!

Earth Day and Arbor day go hand in hand and there have been many local celebrations and park cleanups.  Here are a few more ways to celebrate and take care of the earth.

– Read The Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin.
– Cut out excess waste. Reuse, recycle, rebuy. Shop at local thrift shops.
– Keep stuff out of landfills, see free and barter sections on Craigslist or give and get “free stuff” on Freecylce.
– Donate old toys, clothes, and furniture to a local needy organization.The Giving TRee
– 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.
– Take a walk in the woods with your kids. See how many trees you can identify.
– Have a picnic outside. Listen to the birds.

Celebrate Arbor Day locally:

State Arbor Day Celebration
Lincoln Woods, Lincoln, RI
Friday, April 24 from 10am – 12pm
Hosted by the Rhode Island DEM Division of Forest Environment. For more Information contact Brian Satterlee, Urban and Community Forestry Coordinator at (401) 647 3367.

Arbor Day Fair
Roger Williams Park, Providence RI
April 25, 2009
In Celebration of Arbor day 2009, The RITree Council is planting a forest of up to one hundred trees in Roger Williams Park in Providence RI. You are invited to join in the planting. Visit the RI Tree website to find out how you can sponsor a tree and find out how to help.

Check the events calendar for more local happenings…

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