Friday, April 19, 2013

Earth Day 2013

Last year was my first time posting about Earth day at Mary's Kitchen.  Check out Part 1 and Part 2 Earth day Harvest recipes.  Not our first celebration, just the first time I shared.

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From Earth Day Network, activities include:

A. Contests
Contests are exciting ways that you can motivate ways that you can further engage young readers to participate in Reading for the Earth™ . Create your own contests or use one of Earth Day Network’s templates provided for you  below:
B. Events
  • Read an environmentally themed book to younger readers and hold a discussion about the book
  • Show am environmentally themed movie and have a discussion about the movie
  • Start a community garden and motivate kids in your neighborhood to help you maintain it throughout year 
  • Host an “Eco-Fair” and invite local environmental agencies to share information with people in your community
  • Encourage young readers to paint fun, colorful eco-murals and to use non-toxic art supplies
  • Work with your colleagues, young readers, and parents to organize an Earth Day event or competition
  • Pick up trash at around your library  and in the community and dispose of it properly
  • Have a cooking lesson teaching people in your community about solar energy by cooking using just the sun
  • Lead an art project that only uses recycled items
  • Join the “Catalog-Canceling Challenge” which encourages kids to cancel the families unwanted catalogs in order to decrease the use of paper and help save trees
  • Make bird feeders and other wildlife feeders. Than place them around the library
  • Host a book drive where people bring books that they want to donate to the library
Check out Mary's Earth Day Celebration of Life!!!
We have to work Monday so we're celebrating all weekend.  I have seedlings to transplant, compost tea brewing that should be ready and LOTS of wildflowers to transplant.  

The small bed in the front yard has been clear of old bushes to make way for beneficial, bee-friendly plants.

What are you doing to celebrate Earth day?


Heather May said...

Super excited to have found you through the hop today...I just planted my first veggies yesterday! Definitely not a green thumb so here's hoping!!!! I am hosting today at - I would love it if you could swing by and share!

Betty Taylor said...

I love gardening! I haven't really done anything to celebrate Earth Day. Maybe I should, we all need to be aware of protecting our resources.

Sarah said...

Great ideas Mary! I just posted about a gardening fail, and we're going to an Earth Day celebration on Sunday, but that's about it! We're avid recyclers though!

Zena said...

These are great ideas, thanks for sharing

The Provision Room said...

I'm going to celebrate by avoiding housework. Nature abhors a vacuum, right? ;-)

(Stopping by from Farm Girl Friday!)

daisy said...

We love Earth Day! I'll be out in the garden, appreciating the bees and butterflies.

Joyce said...

Sounds like you are a busy girl. I have never celebrated Earth Day, maybe it is time to start. There is plenty to do out doors, and I do need to get some bushes out so I can put some herbs there.

Jennifer Shelby said...

my toddler and I are making pine cone bird feeders and decorated trees with nesting material! It's still too early for any gardening here, but the snowdrops have just popped up in time for Earth Day

Lisa Lynn said...

The motto at our house is 'Earth Day is every day!' Hope you had an earthy day!
Thanks for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop!
Hope to see you again today. :)