celebrate Earth Day ~ Tuesday 22 April 2014

celebrate  Earth  Day

Tuesday  22  April  2014


if  you can’t do it Tuesday, do something this weekend

Have fun doing Earth Day activities with your kids

Fun Earth Day Activity Ideas ~

  • Check out  www.earthday.org.
  • Google search  Earth Day 2014 activities and the name of  your town/city/state  to find out what’s going on where you live.
  • There are fantastic suggestions for activities to do with your kids for Earth Day { and the weekend before }  from  About.Com Green Living   HERE   and   HERE.  there are too many great ideas for me to list.
  • Go Meatless for a day!  Combine Meatless Monday  Tuesday with Earth Day for a healthy and environmental one-two punch!
  • Plant a tree — visit the   Arbor Day Foundation  site for more info.  { ARBOR DAY IS  APRIL 25, 2014  but your state or country may celebrate on a different date   find out more HERE }  or just plant a tree!
  • If you have kids,  print out a calendar and draw a green star for each day that you do an activity that helps the earth!
  • Get your green thumb dirty and start a garden.  Learn more at sites like  Garden Web.   Even one pot with herbs inside by a window, or a container garden on your balcony.
  • While you’re at it,  start a compost pile too!   See  HowToCompost.Org  to start,  plus  8 crazy things  &   more things   you can compost  and  The Huffington Post  “Cheat Sheet”  guide for how to start composting .
  • Turn trash into treasure!  Refurbish an old sofa,  chair or even a garment.  Get crafty and creative,  and you just might produce a work of art.  Get some ideas here at RealSimple.com ~  101 New Uses for Everyday Things.   Pinterest  is a great resource for Do-It-Yourself  ideas.
  • Park your car.  Spend the day walking or biking to the places you need to go.  If you’re heading somewhere that’s a bit far,  try public transportation!
  • Green Spring Clean.  Swap your bulbs for energy efficient CFL’s,  clean your house with eco alternative products,  upcycle and or donate unwanted clothing and household items,  etc.  Use great environmentally safe and super effective cleaners of all types from lemons to vinegar to baking soda at Real Simple  HERE.
  • Cook up a local,  organic meal  and serve up some organic cocktails!  Toast Mother Earth and yourself,  too.
  • Go on a picnic  ~ See  The Nature Conservancy.

⋆ ⋆ Thanks to the Huffington Post for many of  these ideas PLUS MORE ~ click on their links below for  LOTS of  great ideas.
Huffington Post:  Slideshow of  fun activities for kids  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/19/earth-day-activities-for-kids_n_1435718.html#s882725&title=1_Take_A
Huffington Post:  Earth Day activities for kids  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/19/earth-day-activities-for-kids_n_1435718.html#s882495&title=2_Make_EarthFriendly
Huffington Post:  ways to help the Earth in how we shop and cook  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/danielle-nierenberg/earth-day-13-things-every_b_3112746.html
Huffington Post:  great ideas for Earth Day and every day   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/earth-day-2013





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