Monday, April 21, 2014

Earth Day 2014

Earth Day--April 22, 2014
Do you observe Earth Day 365 days a year?  The EPA is posting 30 tips during April for improving the quality of our environment.   Which of the following tips are a regular part of your routine?
Change five lights
Caulk entrances
Power down
Maintain your car
Take a shower (instead of a bath)
Fix a leak
Insulate water heaters
Change HVAC filters
Plug into power strips
Wash efficiently (in cold water)

Earth Day was founded in 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin to focus on environmental issues and to raise public awareness about air and water pollution.  Since 1970, it has grown into a worldwide event, and according to the Earth Day Network, Earth Day now involves over a billion people from over 190 countries around the world.

There are resource toolkits for schools, organizations, and universities available from the Earth Day Network.  Also, you can register your class or your community at this site, and students can read about Earth Day events taking place around the world.

For more information about Earth Day, Infotopia has 12 links to Earth Day resources, dealing with the history of Earth Day, lesson plans for Earth Day, printables, activities, and more.


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