Earth Day

Earth Day 2011 is just around the corner, but there’s still time to check out the following resources that can help teachers and learners prepare for the April 22 celebration.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Earth Day page has great resources on how to be more environmentally friendly, including lesson plans for teachers. The EPA is seeking participants in their photo and video projects, and they’ve provided an interactive map to help you find Earth Day activities in your community where you can attend an event or volunteer.

A number of federal agencies have created learning resources that can help teachers create Earth Day lessons. Topics include the environment, climate change, geology, oceans, and more.

Join the conversation in the comments below. Let us know if you have anything special planned for this year’s Earth Day.

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  1. Declare a CARBON FAST. On a fast day we walk to where we must go. We turn the furnace or air conditioner off and dress for the weather. We sit in the warmth of the sun or the cool of the shade. We cook with a solar stove or eat only raw fruit, vegetables and nuts. We use no electrical power generated by fossil fuels. We arise at sunset and rest at dark. We thus declare our unity with the poor and indigenous people of the world now suffering from the extremes of weather and the collective effect of the modern world’s life style.

  2. Declare a CARBON FAST. On carbon fast days, we do not drive a car, ride a train or bus, or fly. We walk to where we must go. We turn the furnace or air conditioner off and dress for the weather. We sit in the warmth of the sun or the cool of the shade. We cook with a solar stove, or eat only raw fruit, vegetables and nuts. We use no electrical appliances, devices or lights powered by fossil fuels. We arise at sunrise and rest at dark. We declare our unity with the poor and indigenous people of the world now suffering from the extremes of weather and our extravagant life style.

  3. Song for the Ocean is a musical project geared towards raising awareness for the Ocean and Earth through the power of singing.  There are many ways to get involved!
    My goal for the “Song for the Ocean” project is to get a a minimum of 1 million people to join me in singing this song.  As we sing, we will hold the vision of a healthy planet, and make a commitment to the the Earth and all it’s creatures, to be a part of positive change in whatever ways we can.  You can sing this song on your own, in a group, a chorus, any way you can imagine.  
    Visit songfortheocean.com for all details and information!
    Light

  4. How can we make people aware of secure there trash ?
    There are people that recycle and they don’t even know the meaning of recycling
    I find plastic yogurt containers,milk jugs,plastic containers of muffin or fruit pkg material
    Blowing all around the neighbor hood
    Please guide me in what I can do to make it known to others that don’t know any better and never been taught and some time there ignorance.
    Thank you If you can guide me to express concerns in news letters or a blog
    please do Doriskay1

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