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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easy Ways to Celebrate Earth Day by the Authors of Celebrate Green

13 no-cost ways to celebrate Earth Day in ten minutes or less

  • Turn your thermostat down two degrees and keep it there. And turn it off altogether tonight, heaping on the blankets if necessary.

  • Send Happy Earth Day e-cards to a half dozen friends.

  • E-mail your state or national representatives about a green initiative.

  • If you're in the supermarket, track down the manager and encourage him or her to source local products.

  • Make signs to put on the mirror over faucets to remind family members to turn off water when they are brushing their teeth. (You can save an average of nine gallons every time you do this.)

  • Cancel subscriptions to newspapers or magazines you don't really want.

  • Go online to CatalogChoice.org to free your mailbox from junk mail.

  • Call several people and arrange to carpool for an upcoming event such as a child's sporting activity or a club meeting.

  • Go online and join a group like Sierra Club, World Wildlife Fund, Kids for Saving the Earth, the Wilderness Society or Co-op America.

  • Make a family pledge to walk everywhere today.

  • Talk to the principal at your children's school about instituting environmental education in the curriculum.

  • Check to see that your tires are correctly inflated.

  • Sign the " Healthy Yard Pledge" at Audubon.org.

Top Earth Day Tips

1. Do one thing today to show others you care about the environment.

2. Volunteer on an environmental projects, there are no doubt plenty in your community.

3. Great day to start some seeds, whether inside or out.

Top Earth Day Picks

1. Books on the environment great for children of all ages from www.GreenSugarPress.com

2. Learn about composting with earthworms with your kids.

3. Let's Save our Earth, a non-competitive game.

~Lynn Colwell and Corey Colwell-Lipson are mother and daughter and co-authors of Celebrate Green! Creating Eco-Savvy Holidays, Celebrations and Traditions for the Whole Family, available at www.CelebrateGreen.net

1 comment:

SkylarKD said...

I’ve posted an Earth Day Challenge on my blog, so if anyone is interested in joining, come on over and post your plans for celebrating Earth Day with your family! I have a toddler, but all ages are welcome!

http://paintingpinkpajamas.blogspot.com/2009/04/celebrating-earth-day-with-toddler.html