It’s a day to remember and reflect and make good choices about our planet and a great day to show our kids that it’s not too early to look at our lives and our world more seriously and it’s cool and OK to be Kind.
Today, my kids and I are headed to Home Depot to buy some flowers and garden supplies to spruce up my backyard.
We’re also going to grab some neighborhood kids, walk around the subdivision, head toward the lake and with our brooms, shovels and garbage bags in hand, we’re going to clean it up!
In all fifty states on Earth Day, families will get outside, appreciate our planet and do good things for the Earth – and their collective actions are going to count, big time. B Kind 2 Earth Day is a project of Nickelodeon, the National Wildlife Federation, TheMotherhood.com and other incredible bloggers and organizations across the country.
I’m proud to be a state leader and taking part in the effort!
So today give Mother Earth a BIG Environmental Hug. Show her some love and B Kind for the better good!
Earth Day Facts:
In the spring of 1970, Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day as a way to force the issue of toxic waste factories into view. In December of that same year, Congress authorized the creation of a new federal agency to tackle environmental issues, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Here are some Earth Day ideas you can do today!
•Start a garden. Ready-to-Plant Seed Starter Kits can be purchased at Target: $10.79
•Brush your teeth with the water off. When turning the water off while brushing your teeth, you conserve water and help the environment.
•Use recyclable water bottles: $1-$10
•Purchase produce at a local farmer’s market instead of a corporate store: $1-$5
•Plant a tree. Planting trees help the Earth by producing oxygen and providing habitats for creatures in the long run.
•Reduce electricity. On this day, be conscious of how much electricity you use and how much you can reduce. By being aware of how much electricity you use, you can reduce that amount and even save some money.
•Ride a bike, walk or even carpool to your destination if it’s close enough. Saving gas means saving the environment and saving you money.
•Recycle. Paper, plastic, glass and even metal can all be recycled.