Family Matters: 18 Ways to Make Every Day Earth Day
Monday, April 16, 2012
Small things every day that make a difference
• 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.
Easy ways to celebrate the Earth, no matter what day
• Read The Lorax by Dr. Seuss.
• Read The Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin.
• Shop at a local thrift or second-hand store.
• 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.
• 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.
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