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Earth Day: Celebrate Awareness and Appreciation of our Earth

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For the past week or so I have been focusing a good portion of my posts here and at the deals site on Earth Day.  I have posted free printables and round ups.  This post is some extra tips that I had that didn’t really fit in the other posts. LOL!

Every year people all over the world observe Earth Day. Celebrate awareness and appreciation of the earth by using any of these ideas. They may help you plan your own Earth Day festivities.

Earth Day began on April 22 more than 30 years ago when Senator Gaylord Nelson decided that it was important to teach everyone, especially children, about our environment. He wanted to be sure that people understood how important it was to take care of our planet.

Since the first Earth Day in 1970, there have been millions celebrating this date by helping to clean up their communities, watching or listening to speeches about the environment, and learning more about living green.

6 ways to celebrate earth day

Here are some other ideas for celebrating awareness and appreciation for the planet we call home.

* Learn about global warming and what you can do to fight it. You can find information about global warming at libraries or online. Both places will be able to give you ideas of what you can do today to help reduce the problem of global warming tomorrow.

* Protect endangered animals. Endangered animals live all over the Earth, but unfortunately mankind hasn’t always dealt with or cared for animals well. In fact, many more animals are endangered now but there’s something we can do about it. We can use our resources to help create endangered wildlife refuges. You can contact endangered animal organizations to see what else you can do to help.

* Recycling is another way to take care of the Earth, and it’s something you can do every day. You may be familiar with the phrase “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” This is a great way to include everyone in your family when you celebrate awareness and appreciation of the Earth on Earth Day.

* Plant a tree in your yard. You can also contact a local city park and find out if you can purchase a tree to be placed there for everyone in your community to enjoy.

* Support local and downtown businesses. If you purchase items at local businesses, there will be less need for your city to expand. This can actually limit the amount of open land that’s used for housing or industrial buildings.

* Refuse to use chemicals – on your garden and in your home. Buying natural products helps reduce the build-up of chemicals in our homes and on the foods we eat. There are many natural products you can find for cleaning. There are also natural products for gardening. Look at your local discount and home improvement store to find one that will work for you.

Earth Day may only come once a year, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t be aware of and appreciate the Earth all year long. Do whatever you can to help the environment. Learn ways to recycle items around your home, reuse items in a new way, or decide not to buy an item. Each of these ways will help you celebrate Earth Day every day of the year.

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Susie @Bowdabra

Sunday 21st of April 2013

Thanks for linking up an awesome project! Stop by again next week and link up some more cool stuff!

Have a great week! Susie@Bowdabra