Earth Day 2010

13 Apr

For the time being, it's all we've got. Well, this and the possibility of space tourism.

Guest post by my Earth-conscious sister Sarah.

The 40th anniversary of Earth Day occurs on April 22nd of this year. For people of the United States who wish our elected leaders would man up and do something about climate change, you can sign the Earth Day 2010 Climate Declaration asking Congress to pass a comprehensive climate bill.

For all people of Earth, here are some ideas for ways to celebrate our planet on Earth Day:

  • Throw an earth-friendly dinner party. Visit sustainable table for menu and shopping suggestions specific to your locale.
  • Whip up a batch of eco-friendly all-purpose cleaner to distribute as earth-conscious party favors. And of course, save power and eat dinner by (soy) candle light.
  • Take a hike, ride your bike, or go swimming, preferably in a natural environment – what better way to reconnect with the planet? Bring a picnic and some friends for extra fun.
  • Organize a Project WET event. From science fairs to community events and the “water festival,” Project WET has fun, educational, and earth friendly programs for kids, teachers, parents, communities and corporations worldwide.
  • Plan a book group or movie night. Start now by asking your friends to read an environmentally themed book before Earth Day (something like: The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan; Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas Friedman; or Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver) or get together on Earth Day to watch a movie like Food Inc., An Inconvenient Truth, Erin Brockovich, or Children of Men. Read or watch, then discuss.
  • If you’ve got kids, celebrate Earth Day like any other holiday – hang up decorations (recycled and repurposed of course!) or plan earth friendly art projects and other activities. Watch movies like Wall-E, Ponyo, Fern Gully or Free Willy.
  • Plant a garden. Even better, do it with friends.
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