Earth Week

Earth day is April 22nd every year and school activities will highlight key themes to help everyone take care of our environment.

Just because we are staying safe at home doesn’t mean we can’t get outside and celebrate Earth Week! Have fun playing Earth Week BINGO

The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action. The enormous challenge — but also the vast opportunities — of action on climate change have distinguished the issue as the most pressing topic for the 50th anniversary.

Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable. Learn more

 

What Can Kids do to help the Earth?

  • Pack your lunch in a reusable bag with reusable containers, utensils, and water bottles
  • Turn off and unplug electronics you’re not using; turn off your computer at night and turn off lights when you leave a room.
  • Plant a tree or donate a tree through our Canopy Project.
  • Join a local park, river or beach clean-up.
  • Ride your bike or walk to school
  • Stop using disposable plastics, especially single-use plastics like bottles, bags and straws.
  • Recycle paper, plastic and glass.

 

Parents can:

  • Bring reusable bags when you shop including reusable washable produce bags
  • Use environmentally-friendly, non-toxic cleaning products.
  • Use cloth towels instead of paper ones.
  • Replace inefficient incandescent light bulbs with efficient CFLs or LEDs.
  • Keep your tires properly inflated and get better gas mileage and change your car’s air filter regularly.
  • Donate your old clothes and home goods instead of throwing them out.
  • Change your paper bills to online billing. Read documents online instead of printing them. When you need to use paper, make sure it’s 100% post-consumer recycled paper and print two-sided.

 

Learn more at:

https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-tips/

https://www.epa.gov/environmental-topics/greener-living

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