So, we're never fans of jumping the gun when it comes to weekends. We want you to enjoy those glorious days off. But because this Monday, April 22, is Earth Day, we're gonna go ahead and skip right to that.
So, what exactly is Earth Day all about, besides just planting some trees? Here's a little background info to get you started: http://www.earthday.org/2013/about.html & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Day
Earth Day is something we think everyone should get involved in, so we've got some links to great activities for getting your kids in on the fun. The more your kids understand about the environment, the more likely they'll be to grow into conscientious, eco-friendly adults.
- If you live in Atlanta or Los Angeles, you're in luck, because the Atlanta Zoo's Party for the Planet and the LA Zoo's Earth Day Expo are great programs that would be tons of fun for kids (...and adults, really.)
- You could also go to your local Lowe's, Home Depot, or plant nursery and give your little ones the chance to play in the dirt and plant some green things or put out new bird feeders.
If you're interested in rolling up your sleeves and participating in any events or activities, you can use this map to help find some near you.
Check out earthday.org's 2013 campaign about the face of climate change and how you can make a difference!
And, you may be thinking: but... if I did want to plant some trees... Well, use this handy dandy hardiness map to tell you what plants grow best where you live.
Happy Earth Day!