I decided to start up a community service group this year. Since Earth Day falls on a Sunday this year, we won't be at school that day. On the Monday, we're organizing a "no-garbage" lunch, encouraging students to bring a lunch where the only garbage would be compost-worthy, not even recyclable. We're also encouraging them to find a "green" way to come to school that day, whether it be walking, riding their bikes or carpooling.
I want to send a note home encouraging families to do something together to celebrate Earth Day. I want to give them some possible ideas too. I have a few in mind but I'd love to get more.
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The lunch idea sounds like a challenge! What fun!
I have been trying to pack more green lunches this week. Instead of disposable containers, I have a lunch box, and everything inside is in a gladware/tupperware of some type. I bring a spoon, and wash it when I get home. I drink from my water bottle all day. I have been doing this since highschool. All my friends did it for a year together.
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What about "powering down" for an hour that night? Maybe encourage turning off the TV, video games, computers, etc - even the lights - and playing board games or reading together. Or spending that time outdoors.
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Sound's vbery inspiring Dana. how wonderful, maybe schools could organise to plant a native tree, or grow a herb or vege garden ( if they don't already). Bring their own lunch and not buy it at school. even Hug a tree day.
I don't have any ideas - but that is a fabulous idea Dana!!!!!!
Any other ideas?
I want to do something to in my class. I like the idea of no paper napkins for lunches for a whole week.
Turn off tv for an hour at night and read.
Walk somewhere with your family instead of drive.
No plastic water bottles for the week.
Picking up garbage around a neighborhood or school.