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Celebrating Earth Day

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April 22nd is Earth Day; we can all celebrate and show respect for our home planet in lots of ways. This is a guide about celebrating Earth Day.
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April 14, 20095 found this helpful

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.

By Betty

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April 20, 2009

I thought it would be fun to host a green baby shower for Earth Day. Most mothers' now days are looking for ways that they can raise healthier babies and help the planet too so here are some great ideas for a green baby shower. This would also be a great party just to celebrate Earth Day.

Invitations

First make your own invitations from recycled materials. Take a cardboard cereal box and flatten it out and cut circles out of them. You will need two for each invitation. Repeat, using cardboard as a template on plain white recycled paper. Now on the blank side of the cardboard, draw simple shapes to represent the different land masses. In between, color blue for the ocean. With a glue stick, glue the paper circles on each circle. Write your information as to where the party will be held, date and time. Ask each guest to try and bring only green baby items to the shower. You can include a list of what mom needs and where you can find the green items if you would like.
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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.

Pick Your Venue

This kind of shower could be held in a garden or in a park. Maybe you have a favorite place that has tables setup outdoors you could use but use your imagination. There are some public gardens that in some places in our great country that are already in full springtime bloom and might rent you their area for a nominal fee.

Decorations

So the first part of your baby shower can be to make your new mother to be a diaper cake from cloth diapers. There are many instructions on the internet for cloth diaper cakes and check out ThriftyFun too, I think the instructions were printed for this a couple of years back. Decorate with any thing green, meaning the color. Your local dollar store in either the kids section or in the book/paper section will probably have pictures to hang up of the Earth. You could take some blue beach balls the kind you blow up and with a Sharpie do just as you did for the invites and turn them into big planet Earths. If you know the sex of the baby already you could make centerpieces for the tables with both pink or blue silk flowers and green ones.
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Food

Make round sugar cookies and decorate them to look like the Earth. Have an assortment of baby colored sugar cookies also. Punch is simple to make by using one bottle of 7-up and a pint of lime sherbet.

Games

You could play all your favorite baby shower games here but I would throw in a couple of recycling ones like scrambling recycling words like compost, plastic, green, recycle, Environmental, ecology, sustainable, trash, earth, global or any words to describe recycling. You could also fill a tray with a pop top lid, a plastic water bottle, a clean tin can, a small box, an aluminum can, newspaper, ink cartridge, paper and give them 30 seconds to look at the tray and then write down as many things as they can remember.

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.

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April 16, 20070 found this helpful

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.

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http://earthday.gov/

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

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April 12, 2006

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:

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April 18, 20080 found this helpful

Earth Day is April 22nd. Many events will be held this weekend. Search for events in your area.

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April 22, 20060 found this helpful

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.

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Also, if you have any green living tips or advice, don't hesitate to share them.

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March 14, 20010 found this helpful

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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April 16, 2009

Is Earth Day considered an excellent day to plant crops?

By Susan Wolfe from Clinton, TN

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April 16, 20090 found this helpful

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).

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April 16, 20090 found this helpful

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.

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April 22, 20090 found this helpful

The Old Farmer's Almanac has moon planting guides, if that was what you had in mind.

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April 24, 2008

Anyone have suggestions for celebrating earth day? I found some ideas here:

http://ww2.earthday.net

Willem from SF, CA

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March 31, 20180 found this helpful

- 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

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- going out and planting seeds or planting trees
- volunteering at a community garden

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April 1, 20180 found this helpful

I would get a bunch of people together and clean up a park or playground.

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April 21, 2009

I'm looking for some good, easy Earth Day recipes. Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated.
Thanks

By Krysti from Philadelphia, PA

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April 28, 20090 found this helpful

I know that Earth Day has past, but here are a few links I got after doing a search:

http://www.holi  hday/recipes.htm

http://holidays  day-recipes.html

http://www.shek  icles/803544.htm

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