Browsing the "Earth Day" Tag

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Earth 911 Goes Back to Earth Day

Earth Day is 42 years old this year and more than a billion people will participate in one type of event or another, in honoring this largest civic observance day in the world. When Earth Day began in 1970, 20 million Americans participated and it influenced President Nixon to create the Environmental Protection Agency the same […]

April 19th

Earth Day Inspiration: 15 Reuses for Plastic Bags

We all know about the devastating effect plastic bags have on nature. Plastics degrade too slowly. The chemical bonds that make plastic so durable make it equally resistant to natural processes of degradation. Since the 1950s, one billion tons of plastic have been discarded and may persist for hundreds or even thousands of years. A […]

April 6th

Earth Day Ideas: Paper or Plastic Should Not Be an Option

Earth Day is around the corner, and unfortunately, this day makes me cynical and snarky.  Perhaps it’s from years in education seeing teachers make token gestures to celebrate the day, or perhaps it is from years of blogging and reading Earth Day posts…whatever the cause, I’m afraid in many ways Earth Day has lost its […]

April 19th

5 Ways to Make Every Day Earth Day

Even though Earth Day was one month ago today, every day is Earth Day around here. Here are some tips to incorporate Earth Day’s ideals and values in your own life throughout the year. Recycle– Take a solid look at your trash. Even if you have green intentions, it’s likely that you probably have some […]

May 22nd

Happy Earth Day 2009!

Earth Day is finally here!  Today is the day to get out and celebrate our planet.  And by that we mean hug some trees, plant some seeds, walk to school. Pick just one thing…it can be anything different to what you normally do, to reduce your carbon footprint today. In case you have not looked […]

April 22nd

Two Earth Awareness Films to Watch this Earth Day

Now you might not associate Earth Day with going to the movies.  Indeed, this great green day has always been about taking action on the environment.  But if you are still somewhat nervous about getting out to hug some trees, here are a couple of new earth awareness films that might just do the trick. […]

April 22nd