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For Earth Day (April 22nd) and any day, I would suggest picking up litter. Even if it is just in your yard, every little bit of litter picked up makes a difference.
Picking up litter is great exercise that produces quick results.
Here are some green suggestions for your list: Anything made out of natural cotton, Homemade items to include cotton washcloths and baby afghans using the new all natural yarns that most of the yarn manufacturers are now making. BPA free plastic bottles or glass ones by Evenflo, Cloth diapers or the new gDiaper that is compostable, toys made out of natural materials like wood or cloth.
Baby Showers are always fun but this is kind of like as Truvie says in Steel Magnolia's "I always wanted to throw a bridal shower with a Monster Motif". Imaginative and innovative can be a blast too.
Earth Day is on Sunday, April 22nd so this is a great time to teach kids about conservation, recycling and other green topics. Here is a government website that has some wonderful information for kids and adults.
I'm hoping to have a discussion with my young boys and decide together on something that we can do to help the planet. One I have already started is to bring my own bags to the supermarket instead of using paper OR plastic.
Jess in Portland, OR
Saturday, April 22, 2006, will mark the 36th annual Earth Day. Why not resolve to spend the day in the most Earth friendly way possible. Lead the way by throwing an Earth Day party to show your support for protecting the environment. Here are some ideas on how to throw a party for the planet:
Earth Day is April 22nd. Many events will be held this weekend. Search for events in your area.
Happy Earth Day to everyone! Frugal living and green living often go hand in hand. If you are looking for some green living tips, please check out the Green Living section.
Earth Day is coming up on April 22nd. To find out what is happening in your area (world wide) and find a lot of good environmental tips, here's a great site.
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Is Earth Day considered an excellent day to plant crops?
By Susan Wolfe from Clinton, TN
It might be where you live. In Vermont our last frost is usually late April/early May so we plant on Memorial Day (late May).
We have to plant when the soil is warm enough to plant or the seed will rot, not come up in south AL. Maybe next week will be warm enough,(4-20 +), I will plant my spring & summer garden then. You can call your County Agent in phone book for more info, good luck.
The Old Farmer's Almanac has moon planting guides, if that was what you had in mind.
Anyone have suggestions for celebrating earth day? I found some ideas here:
Willem from SF, CA
- getting everyne together to discuss the benefits of teh earth
- getting everyone together to watch a good movie about the environment. One off the top of my mind (though super old) is 'an inconvenient truth' about global warming
I would get a bunch of people together and clean up a park or playground.
I'm looking for some good, easy Earth Day recipes. Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated.
By Krysti from Philadelphia, PA
I know that Earth Day has past, but here are a few links I got after doing a search: