Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day;Eco-Friendly

Do you know what today is? Today is earth day and today celebrates the 40th anniversary of this world wide holiday. It is a day to promote awareness of taking care of our planet. I think it's important as adults we take this seriously so we teach and instill this in our children/younger generation so that they partake in this as well. As an adult when you promote the awareness of "GO GREEN" you'd be amazed to see the impact you have on just one child. And that one child picking up garbage they saw on the floor and throwing it in the trash can makes a big difference. Tell them their actions do make a HUGE difference in the world. We only have one home and one planet , lets take care of it.

 Ever since working with my job, which requires me to work with children ages 5-12 years old, I was given a wonderful opportunity to be trained as a CONSERVATION INSTRUCTOR. Amazing I enjoyed it and so did the children. We learned about recycling, composting, wild life, plant life, marine life etc. I  was soooo captivated by it. And every now and then I radomly throw out facts I have learned from conservation, while everyone else looks at me like "How the heck would you even know this?!"

Below I will provide some useful tips that you can do to Help Save our Planet, you can do this along with your school class, at home with your family, at work, with your children ...anywhere.

1.Save water by decreasing your shower time -- or rather take a bath, which uses less water than a shower.


2.Get in the habit of brushing your teeth with the water off, and encourage your children to do so, as well.


3.Recycle – junk mail, cell phones, paper products, plastic bags, and more.


4.Switch from paper and plastic bags to reusable bags and totes. Try Envirosax or Dogeared’s neat styles.

5.Forget the electric or gas dryer, and hang dry your clothing.

6.Try your hand at composting (planting scraps from fruits, veggies, and coffee grounds outside), which will help create better soil and less landfill waste.

7.Don’t purchase disposable water bottles, but rather use recyclable (and refillable) beverage containers that you can fill with filtered water.

8.Unplug all of your appliances when you leave the house to save energy (and prevent a fire hazard).

9.If possible, take public transportation or walk.

10.Save stained or ill-fitting clothing to use for dusting and cleaning.

*The rest can be found at http://recipes.kaboose.com/go-green-checklist.html

*For any addition activities to plan out with kids for Earth Day you can check out games, printables, arts & crafts etc. here at
http://holidays.kaboose.com/earth-day/


Be Clean , Go Green
-Cynthia.

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