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Happy Earth Day!

So many of the activities that we undertake to make the world a better place for our children and children around the world are solitary. We do them by ourselves, in the comfort of our own home with only our conscience as witness.

Earth Day is a great opportunity to take on global climate change by working with others.

According to Earth Day Network, there are thousands of events taking place around the world, from Kabul, Afghanistan’s tree-planting project to Sanaa, Yemen’s recycling program.

Go to Earth Day 2010’s website and put in your zip code to generate hundreds of opportunities near you. Or you can plan your own Earth Day activities. Here are some ideas:

  • Plant a tree in your yard;
  • Start a compost pile;
  • Abstain from meat for one day;
  • Go on a family “litter walk” and pick up trash in your neighborhood or in a local park.

For more ideas, check out Earth Day 2010.

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What’s More Global than Earth Day?

I admit it – I’ve never watched “An Inconvenient Truth.”  It’s not that I don’t care about the environment or that I don’t realize how critical it is that we all do our part to reverse the damage humans have done.  It’s just that the whole environmental movement can seem so intimidating.  Where do you start?  Well, one way to get the recycled ball rolling is by participating in an Earth Day activity this year.  

Earth Day, which is celebrated on April 22 in the United States, is a great opportunity to take a first step toward a greener Earth.  If you live in the New Jersey area, be sure to check out GreenFestearth on April 3-5 as a precursor to the actual holiday.  There are lots of kid-friendly activities and if you’re an educator you can even get ideas for ways to incorporate “green” activities into your classroom.

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