HAPPY EARTH DAY EVERYONE!
What is Earth Day?
Apr. 22, a day to celebrate the environment. The first Earth Day was organized in 1970 to promote the ideas of ecology, encourage respect for life on earth, and highlight growing concern over pollution of the soil, air, and water. Earth Day is now observed in 140 nations with outdoor performances, exhibits, street fairs, and television programs that focus on environmental issue.
The true spirit of the day is through volunteer work, to the community and to the planet.
You can plant trees, make nature crafts, learn more about the environment, recycle every day, pick up litter, hold a fair, teach others about the environment, compost with worms, or even buy a carbon offset to make up for greenhouse gas emissions, just to name a few. Just one thing done for the environment can lead to a whole world of good.
You can make a difference:
- On campus
- At Home
- In your Community
- Across the World
- Donate to a worthy cause
- Write your Government Officials
- PLAN AN EVENT to celebrate with friends, family and co-workers
- Visit other Earth Day sites
FORTWHYTE ALIVE CELEBRATES EARTH DAY THIS WEEKEND!
Events For Sunday April 26, 2009
EcoAdventure Race & Earth Day Celebration
First heat starting at 8:30am
This intense 42km race combines popular methods of people-powered
transportation. Canoes, kayaks, bikes and blades are some of the
carbon-neutral vehicles that 300 participants will use to beat the
clock in this fun urban race. Be at the start line to witness the sight
of dozens of canoes and kayaks cruising across Lake Devonian. Or, cheer
at the finish line as racers celebrate their victory.
Earth Day Family Activities
1:00 –4:00 pm
From family entertainers and crafts to Voyageur canoe rides,
wandering minstrels to informative displays, there’s something for
FREE admission all day!
Visit www.fortwhyte.org for more information
I also went to the library on the weekend to pick-up some things for my kids and this is what I found to share with them:
There are many books that celebrate the earth and show you how to keep the earth clean and healthy.
- Celebrating Earth Day (Circle the Year With Holidays), written by Janet McDonnell and illustrated by Diana Magnuson.
- Clifford’s Spring Clean-Up, written by Norman Bridwell.
- Earth Day, written by Linda Lowery and illustrated by Mary Bergherr.
- Earth Day, written by Willma W. Gore.
- Every Day Is Earth Day: A Craft Book (Holiday Crafts for Kids), written by Kathy Ross and illustrated by Sharon Lane Holm.
- For the Love of Our Earth, written by P.K. Hallinan.
- Gover’s 10 Terrific Ways to Help our Wonderful World, written by Anna Ross and illustrated by Tom Leigh.
- Just a Dream, written by Chris Van Allsburg.
- Keeper of the Swamp, written by Ann Garrett and illustrated by Karen Chandler.
- Mother Earth, written by Nancy Luenn and illustrated by Neil Waldman.
- Mr. Garbage, written by William H. Hooks and illustrated by Kate Duke.
- Pollution? No Problem!, written by David Morichon.
- Tanya’s Big Green Dream, written by Lida Glaser and illustrated by Susan McGinnis.
- 365 Ways for You and Your Children to Save the Earth One Day at a Time, written by Michael and Pat Hilton.