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April is Planet Earth Month

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Loving Mother Earth

In the 90’s when I was a younger version of me, I was committed to being eco-friendly.

It was long before Al Gore. In fact, being “Green” wasn’t as “cool” as it seems to be now. 

A lot of changed since the 1990s, more companies are committed to the same eco-friendly lifestyle I am.

April is Planet Earth Month. We have the opportunity this month to renew our future.

While I believe every day is the perfect day, I recognize that this month is the perfect opportunity to raise awareness, and make a difference and educate our children.

I attempt to do my part by buying organic (where it is cost-effective), conserve water, and utilize what I have.

My children remind me constantly of the 3-Rs–Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

There are a variety of ways to be involved.

Celebrations at local Zoos and discovery museums; go-green expos and fairs, and earth-walk fundraisers.

I support these events.

I also recognize that working to restore local habitats,  picking up litter, learning to repurpose everyday products; taking advantage of recycling programs like old cell phones, inkjet cartridges, batteries, plastic, and electronic equipment, and wetlands cleanups are all important as well.

Here are five ways that kids can help protect Mother Earth-every day:

Recycle:

Take the time to review what can and cannot be recycled. 

Talk to your children about the hazards of landfills.

To learn more, visit the National Recycling Coalition website.

 Launch a Waste-Free Challenge:

The average school-age child using a disposable lunch generates 67 pounds of waste per school year and the average-sized elementary school generates 18,760 pounds of lunch waste per year, you can make a big difference by packing waste-free lunches and snacks.

Learn more about how you can go waste-free and raise money for your school with Kids Konserve.

Enjoy nature:

Walk and Roll! Enjoy a nice walk to a local park or bike there! The National Park Service “Find a Park” Web page makes it easy to find a national park near you.

Participate in a clean-up effort :

Hook up with a local environmental organization and, together with your child, volunteer for a river, ocean, or land clean-up effort.

Discover a project that needs your help at the Environmental Volunteers website.

Plant a tree:

They consume carbon dioxide, release oxygen, and allow us all to breathe a little more deeply. 

The Arbor Day Foundation is the perfect place to buy a tree because the money they earn goes to promote tree education and conservation.

Let’s do something together.

Start planning your Kids Konserve 2010 Earth Day Waste-Free  Challenge.

I would like to thank Kids Konserve for providing the information in this post.

To show their support for Mother Earth they are offering Mommy’s Memorandum’s Readers a 15% coupon code valid until April 30. The code is: earth15.
 
Also, with any order made in April, you will receive a FREE 20 oz. Kids Konserve Stainless Steel Bottle–simply add the 20-ounce bottle to your order and use  Coupon Code FREE20 at Checkout.
 

April 22, 2010 millions around the world will celebrate Earth Day this year marking its 40th Anniversary.

 

Disclosure: No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. I received the information in this post about Earth Day and how to be involved from Kids Konserve. These opinions are my own and in no way influenced by the sponsor. Other’s experiences may vary.

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