Are you ready for Earth Day? It’s coming Sunday, April 22, 2012!
To celebrate with my family, I have come up with 5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day and plan on completing at least one a day over the next week!
1) Plant a garden! It does not have to be large and it does not have to be perfect but planting a garden with your kids can be a great family project! We started very small with some seedlings that my daughters brought home from school! We have them in an easy to access area and it is up to my daughters to make sure they water their plant every day! So far, they are loving it! Soon, we’ll graduate to our large garden in the back of our house!
2) Create recycling buckets! We do not have recycling in our neighborhood but we have it at our schools! So I found some buckets and some chalk board paint and – stealing an idea I saw on TV a long time ago -am creating buckets that the kids can sort in. I am hoping that we will reduce our trash take out from once a day to a few times a week!
3) Create a craft project! I am gathering construction paper, cotton balls and more for my kids to craft an Earth on paper! The cotton balls can be clouds, brown construction paper cut out can be the planets and little animal stickers from the store can create animals in jungles! I think this will be a ton of fun and can not wait to share it with you!
4) Turn off the water! We play a game here called, “How Little Water Does it Take” when brushing teeth, washing hands and even taking baths! My kids are learning to turn the water off when they brush, to be happy with half a tub of water and to wash hand efficiently and not dilly dally. It may seem like a little thing but I know that it will help conserve for their future and that matters to me!
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Maybe by not staying in and using electricty but going on a picnic to the park?
We planted a new little tree
Good luck everyone! Awesome giveaway!
Plant a tree! Or be like me and go to Disneyland because its your birthday :)
Celebrate Earth Day by teaching our little ones how to respect the planet by recycling and using less!
We are celebrating Eart Day by planting a tree!
Plant a tree.
Planting a triee or cleaning a park
How about working in our yards as a family. I love yard day.
Celebrate earth day by offering to take out your neighbor’s recyclables
We will be planting a tree in the backyard to celebrate Earth day
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composting and gardening
Plant some flowers and recysle
Clean out some beds and plant something local to your area.
While we are playing in the park with our kids, we have a contest to see who can collect the most trash.
Have a Earth Day party with your kids and their families. Have each person bring a recyclable for a raffle ticket. Go on a trash hike through the neighborhood, make bird feeders out of milk cartons, and as treats make some Worms in Dirt desserts.
Turn off all the lights
We try to pick a new veggie to grow ourselves, and recycle/reuse old clothing & books
Turn off that tv and read a book.
plant a tree
Go to Target to get a free reusable tote bag
Planting a tree
I compost – and I will be working in my garden with herbs and veggies.
I’ll celebrate Earth Day by using less water in the shower :)
It lands on a sunday this year so i think we will spend the day out in the yard doing a spring clean up and planting our vegetable garden. Thanks
I am going to plant flowers and herbs
I planted lots of flowers yesterday.
We are going to start planting a garden that will be organic.
plant some vegatables
plant a tree, work in garden. talk about what it means to our kids
we celebrate our earth daily in my house. on earth day we like to have a picnic outside, and i think this year we’ll make “earth cake” to celebrate, and plant a few trees. we had to chop down one of our apple trees this spring and my 6 year old cried and cried :o(
Please recycle more!
Take shorter showers
We are going to plant a flower. I am going to go to Target and get a reusable bag and then maybe use that bag to get 50% off of one item at Goodwill! Earth Day here I come!
Turn off electricity and have a picnic outside or on the living room floor.
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I’d like to plant a tree this year. It is on my bucket list.
I am a Kindergarten Teacher, so I have many discussions with my students about what we can do for our environment, it is important they learn that stuff young.
Since we already recycle our aluminum cans, plastic and glass bottles, we decided that we’re going to start recycling our carboard and paper starting on ‘Earth Day’ Sunday, April 22, 2012!
Plant a tree!
We go to the library, they have things for the children on earth day!
We spend the day planting in our veggie garden
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i recycle everything every day. every day is earth day to me
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planted a garden
We work in our garden.
Use less water and always have house lights on minimum
It’s a good day to talk to the family about recycle, reducing and re-using.
Plant a tree
I recycle as much as possible and pick up litter when it’s not too disgusting
We are celebrating today by doing a community clean up day with our HOA and next weekend we are having a community planting project where we are planting 76 new trees in our Open Space.
recycle paper, plastic- start a gardern
Turn off the lights, unplug the appliances and go outside for a walk and spend the day outdoors!
A good day to take back your recyclables!
we re-cycle and plant trees
go to a local Earth Day celebration today to get more good tips
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Take recyclables that are not picked up to the nearest recycling center
I took my Girl Scout troop to the local zoo and taught them about endangered species and habitats and what we need to do to improve their lives and give them hope for the future.
We do a great deal of gardening, but it’s with a bit of a twist. We love building new gardens using only what is already on our 3 acres of property. We’ve created rock retaining walls and pathways using the many, many huge rocks already here. Then we take the wild flowers and replant them into mulched gardens (with mulch made from the dead trees we’ve cut down and ground up). Everything is reused that can be and we preserve the native plants to add color to our less wild, more landscaped property now. We even have wild rose bushes on the property!
Doing some community cleaning is a great idea. Plus, watching a show on our planet and talking about how to take care of it with the kiddos would be great. :)
We are trying to stay in instead of driving around needlessly and only using the car when we absolutely have to! Saving gas and less pollution!
We just went to the park and collected the garbage there – all together as a family.
recycle, combine trips, if your not going to use it turn it off!
Walking to the park and enjoying nature.
We spent the day at my moms, outside planting! Last weekend the kids and I took part in a beach clean up in honor of earth day too.
Recycle,Plant a garden or some trees,Use less water and don’t have a lot of lights on at once and turn computer off and tv off when your done.
Plant a tree & some plants. Do lil things to cut back on ur waste & try to appreciate mother nature & all her beauty
We planted a new tree!
i celebrate by walking everywhere instead of driving!
Conserving electricity and water. Less shower time and less use on dryer. Just dry out in the sun if I can.
go pioneer days no electricity
we clean up our street – filling a garbage bag with litter filled leaves and other debris. we will recycle any containers we find in the debris.
We planted trees in our backyard and then went to the mall to take advantage of the Earth Day freebies.
we do a big cleanup
Take a moment and take a deep breath, enjoy what life can give you!
Plant something! Enjoy the outdoors :)
We planted a lot of trees at my company in partnership with the international tree foundation.
We planted 2 trees in our front yard and started our veggtable garden!
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I would celebrate Earth Day by planting trees.
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we do a big yard cleanup
We like to celebrate by planting annual flowers. Thanks for the chance to win!
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we plant a tree!! :)
We volunteered with a park clean-up project.
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We pick up trash.
Clean up the local park
we planted a tree!
I plant a tree
we planted trees on earth day
Plant a tree, clean up trash…
We turn everything off for an hour. lights, tv, AC (and it’s been over 100 degrees here) and unplug what we can for the day.
Plant a tress somewhere you know it will be ok and not mowed or something crazy!!!
plant a tree and clean up the litter all over the town :)
Plant trees not only at your own home but other places like a local hospice or a senior citizen home( after asking first)
We did some gardening on Earth Day!
We help our church with cleaning up the highway
bring recyled bags to the grocery store and use them instead of the plastic bags
We grew a garden.
Plant a a fruit tree
Plant a garden, clean out closet and donate clothing you no longer wear, go to a park, pick up litter, learn new ways to be green such as composting or using rain barrels
Recycle more and make a point to pick up litter if found on ground
I live in los angeles and there are people who make their living collecting recyclables on the streets…I plan on “forwarding” my recycling to them.
We plant a garden every year. If a shirt has a hole in it or a stain, we either use it to clean with or give it to my 9 year old daughter. She sews them into teddy bears. Also, I clean mirrors and windows with old newspaper.
Go on a picnic and be sure to clean up well after yourselves and well as after others who left garbage behind!