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6 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

by Sarah Lyons


Spend time in the great outdoors

            What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to spend time outside and enjoy nature? Play outside, go on a nature hike, visit a zoo, go to the park, or enjoy a walk while taking time to stop and observe the beauty of the world around you. Have the kids collect interesting items from your nature walk and use them to create art when you return home.

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Adopt a street

            Celebrate Earth Day and clean up the environment by picking up trash and debris in your neighborhood. Organize a group to take on a large area such as a busy city street or your favorite park. We can all do our part to keep our hometowns beautiful.

            As you celebrate Earth Day, remember that a healthy environment is vital to all of us and our continued prosperity. It is everyone’s responsibility to keep it clean and maintain it’s beauty for this generation and generations to come.

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            Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd but your family can celebrate the earth every day by changing these simple behaviors.

  • Turn off lights when you leave the house
  • Recycle
  • Reusie or re-purpose items
  • Plant a garden
  • Pick up trash on your daily walk
  • Wash only full loads of laundry or dishes
  • Walk or carpool to your destination
  • Switch to cloth - use cloth napkins, diapers
  • Reduce paper products (no more paper plates)
  • Hang clothes to dry rather than using dryer

Sarah Lyons is a stay at home wife and mother of six children, including 18 month old triplets. Using creative consequences with her kids has improved their behavior and encourages healthy relationships with each other.

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