-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends
Kidzworld Logo

Celebrate Earth Day

Apr 12, 2016

Most of us have good intentions when it comes to the environment, but when Earth Day comes around on April 22nd, how many people actually do something special to honor, celebrate and protect the world? This year, we hope every Kidzworld member out there makes the personal decision to do something special on Earth Day – and we’ve got some great suggestions for ways you can celebrate and show you care!

Pitch In On An Earth Day Project Near You

Whether it’s a beach cleanup, tree planting or litter pickup event, find out what’s going on in your neighborhood, town or city and join in on Earth Day! Lots of people and organizations are guaranteed to be celebrating and marking the day in some special way, so find out about a planned event, sign yourself up and commit to joining in. Check your local newspaper for listings, do a quick Google search for event listings in your area or try calling an environmental organization or business to see if they have anything special going on.

Celebrate Earth DayCelebrate Earth Day

Join A Green Group

You could make a big statement about how much you care about the environment and how committed you are to being green by joining an environmental group, cause or organization this Earth Day. Some organizations are free to join while others may require a membership fee. Also, you’ll have to choose a group that has goals and priorities that match your own. Finally, make sure you commit to doing volunteer work for whatever group you join – simply becoming a member isn’t enough!

Earth Day is about loving our planetEarth Day is about loving our planetCourtesy of treehugger.com

Support Local Businesses

Celebrating Earth Day can be as simple as committing to buy local products that are grown and/or made as close to where you live as possible, so they don’t waste fuel being transported to your town or city. Choosing to buy organic food, clothing and other items from producers and manufacturers who are committed to being environmentally friendly is also a great way to support the cause, so do your research before you spend your money!

Plant Some Native Trees

Planting a tree on Earth Day is something many people do – and the world could always use another tree, shrub, flower or plant! Just be sure whatever type of tree or plant you are planting is going to be able to grow in your area. Do some research on the Internet or in the library to find out which plants hail from your neck of the woods. You can also explore nearby parks, nature preserves and native-plant nurseries to find out more.

get your hands dirty tree plantingget your hands dirty tree plantingCourtesy of eco.ca

Buy Secondhand

If you need to shop for a new item of furniture or clothing, a new book, stereo, TV or just about anything else you can think of, why not go green and buy it secondhand in honor of Earth Day this year? Visit antique stores and secondhand book and clothing stores in your area, or check to see if there are any garage sales or flea markets going on around town. You’ll spend a lot less many than if you were to buy new and you’ll probably find unique, one-of-a-kind items that no one else will have!

Second hand is still new-to-you!Second hand is still new-to-you!Courtesy of thegreensocietycampaign.org

Bag The Plastic

We all know we should do this and we all say we are going to start doing it – but if you haven’t made the switch yet, Earth Day is the perfect time to pledge that you’re going to stop using plastic shopping bags and start using cloth, canvas or any other type of reusable bag in their place. It’s also a good time to commit to start recycling in your home. If you and your family don’t recycle now, you should think about starting. All you need is a blue box – just toss all recyclable materials in there instead of in the garbage. It’s that easy!

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

There are plenty of other things you can do to celebrate Earth Day – these are just a few ideas to get you thinking. And remember, just like Christmas, the way to capture the true spirit and meaning of this holiday is to make it a part of your life every day, long after you’ve turned over April’s page on your monthly calendar.

Have Your Say

How will you celebrate Earth Day this year? Let us know in the comments section below.

Related Links

 

51 Comments

Related Stories

Micro_top 10 ways to recycle-micro
Learning to recycle and waste less is important for keeping our planet green. If you care about t...
Micro_hands_holding_earth-micro
Earth Day is coming up fast! In honor of this very special day, Kidzworld wants to help all you g...
Micro_love-earth-micro
Kidzworld covers the history behind Earth Day, how it started, who started it and when. Here's th...
Micro_earth-micro
Even though 70 per cent of our planet is covered in water, we can only use one percent of it. Ea...
F1113859937140

How Will You Spend Earth Day?

  • Plant flowers and trees.
  • Educate everyone about keeping our planet clean.
  • Watch movies about the outdoors and eat off recycled paper plates.
  • Clean up trash around my neighborhood.

Random In The Forums

rainbowpoptart
"AlphaT" wrote:Let's get Trumping. Please don't ever say that again. (turns out that's an actual word. your meaning of it is what makes it.. just, no. don't) "AlphaT" wrote:Underground tunneling? Tunnels are used for high profile items or individuals. If you're shipping hundreds of millions worth of contraband over the border every month, or are smuggling in wanted criminals/terrorists, then you dig a tunnel. And while there is much more to do than build a wall in order to stop the flow of contraband, a border wall would curb the mass majority of illegal immigrants flowing into the United States. .."Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."It's not prohibiting the free exercise of Islam to ban Muslim immigration. The Muslims who would be banned would not be in our country, and thus our Constitution would not apply to them. Essentially, it would prohibit the exercise of their religion about as much as it would prohibit the exercise of any other non-American. Now, if we were to deport Muslims simply for being Muslim, then that would violate their right to free exercise. I figured this was where I was flawed. Congratulations, you win. Would you like a cookie? "AlphaT" wrote:Yes, I saw that meme too. Let's just agree that there's a difference between the head of an international real estate conglomerate worth over 10 billion dollars....and Yeezy. But why would I disagree? Maybe both Trump and West have egos bigger than their mansions, but at least Donald knows what he's doing. Kanye's just a bonehead.
reply 20 minutes
LowkeyEli
LowkeyEli posted in Debating:
His wholesale campaign is a joke. Is it really not that obvious? I don't even think he is qualified to be president. I think it's just a distraction.
reply 28 minutes
Pink_Cool_Girl
He obviously does. 
reply 30 minutes
AlphaT
AlphaT posted in Debating:
Let's get Trumping. "rainbowpoptart" wrote: This is the biggest, of the few, problems I have with Trump's thoughts. Illegal immigrants know they're breaking the law by coming into the country without following our policies; they don't just walk over the border like "Hey I'm in the USA now", they come from underground tunnels. The wall isn't going to do anything expect make Mexico's economy even worse, which is going to make more Mexicans not want to live there anymore, thus meaning more are going to want to come into the U.S, then there are going to be even more illegal immigrants. It isn't going to solve the problem, it's going to add to it.   Underground tunneling? Tunnels are used for high profile items or individuals. If you're shipping hundreds of millions worth of contraband over the border every month, or are smuggling in wanted criminals/terrorists, then you dig a tunnel. And while there is much more to do than build a wall in order to stop the flow of contraband, a border wall would curb the mass majority of illegal immigrants flowing into the United States. "rainbowpoptart" wrote: You forgot to mention that a ban on Muslims, even a temporary one, would be against the First Amendment. (: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." It's not prohibiting the free exercise of Islam to ban Muslim immigration. The Muslims who would be banned would not be in our country, and thus our Constitution would not apply to them. Essentially, it would prohibit the exercise of their religion about as much as it would prohibit the exercise of any other non-American.  Now, if we were to deport Muslims simply for being Muslim, then that would violate their right to free exercise.  "rainbowpoptart" wrote: I sincerely hope this doesn't mean you're going to support Kanye West when he runs? Yes, I saw that meme too. Let's just agree that there's a difference between the head of an international real estate conglomerate worth over 10 billion dollars....and Yeezy.  "rainbowpoptart" wrote: Oh, you know how much the media loves bending and twisting people's words, especially his. You're crazy if you think people are going to stop talking about a privileged white man's disliking of something certain minorities do. (:
reply 41 minutes
Pink_Cool_Girl
Pink_Cool_Girl posted in General:
How are you?
reply about 1 hour