Earth Day is one week from today; what are you going to be doing to help celebrate? Is your city planning any special events? How do you find out? The first place to look is Earth Day Network; where you can search by your zip code for events in your area. You can always search your local newspapers for happenings in your area too. Did you know that most cities are celebrating this weekend? Our local beach and State Park is holding an Earth Day festival over the weekend. Wal-Mart is celebrating on Saturday with 1 million free reusable shopping bags to give away. Publix is celebrating by focusing on their GreenWise Organic line.
So what is the Eco Chic doing for Earth Day? Actually quite alot. I have to travel for work again so that’s on negative impact I will be making while trying to eductate others; but it is absolutely necessary for me to be there. We’re having a big outdoor Earth Day festival for our employees at the headquarters. As part of our environmental program we are promoting ways employees can become better environmental stewards both at home and work. We are really trying to show how the little changes they can make (turning of their computer monitors when they walk away) really do make a difference. Not only to the environment but also to the overall operational costs of the organization. I will be spending three days celebrating Earth Day for work; one setting up and two days for the actual events at two locations.
When I get home I’m going to finish celebrating with my sons school. Thursday I arranged for someone from our local Keep America Beautiful office to come in and talk with the pre-K classes. Friday I am going to go and talk to the kids about energy. I have no idea what I’m going to talk about yet; I guess I’ll figure out a short lesson for them over the weekend. I do have one good book (see yesterday’s book review) that I can read them but I want to come up with a great project I can do with the kids to really get them thinking about energy.
I would LOVE to hear how you will be celebrating Earth Day this year. Leave me a comment. Whatever you do try to make a pledge to yourself to change one thing in your life. I’ll let you know next week what my pledge is.
P.S. Since I’m on travel next week I’m not sure if I’ll get to actually wish you all a Happy Earth Day! So I hope you all have a great day!
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