Take Care of Planet Earth, It’s Our Home!
Taking care of the planet “our home” is very important. Everyone can take part, big or small, we can all contribute to making our living spaces a little cleaner, brighter and better, for today as well as for tomorrow. This weekend, April 22nd, we will celebrate Earth Day. A perfect reminder that everyday is earth day and a great opportunity for our San Diego families to work together towards making this south coast corner a better place! What better place to start than right here in our community, our home.
We have some ideas to help your family celebrate Earth Day:
#1 Go for a nature walk.
-This is a great way to get everyone outside playing and learning. Try and identify the trees, plants and animals and discuss how you can keep the area clean and safe for the plants and animals as well as for your next visit.
#2 Plant flowers. Or start a garden.
-Like honeysuckle, that attract bees and butterflies. Green beans, radishes, kale and lettuce are easy crops to grow.
#3 Build birdhouses or feeders and hang them in your backyard.
-An easy but messy arts and crafts project that comes to mind is making a bird feeder out of fallen pine cones, slather them in peanut butter, dip them in bird seeds, hang them up outside on a tree with string and wait for the birds to come by for a treat!
#4 Visit the San Diego Zoo!
-Learn about endangered animals. Find out what you can do to help animals on the endangered list.
#5 Go no waste for the day!
-This might be a bigger challenge, but plan ahead and make it fun. Watch what a difference it makes.
There are many ideas your family can do together to celebrate Earth Day and making it fun! Check out the EPA’s Earth Day Take Home Kit as well for great ideas! Here is their link:
Also, one more thing! If you didn’t know, EarthFair, will be held in Balboa Park, on Sunday, April, 22, 2012, from 10am to 5pm. It’s their 23rd annual event and the largest free annual environmental fair in the world. We hope you all have a wonderful weekend and remember…take care of our earth, it’s the only one we have.