Forty years have passed since I celebrated the first earth day by collecting a pile of trash from a creek bed in Endicott, NY with my fellow high school Environmental Club members. I may be able to remember what we were called - or I may have to get out the yearbook to check the name and the photo out. Meantime, this info from an email by Julie Tomlianovich, of SCKLS:
April 22, 1970 was the first Earth Day and now 40 years later we still celebrate what we can do for our environment. Whether it is recycling, planting a garden, driving less or simply turning off the lights when not in a room, there is something that people of all ages can do. Help celebrate Earth Day 2010 with your students/patrons. There are hundreds of websites with the history and fun and easy activities. Discover what communities in the United States and others around the world are doing to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of Earth Day. We can celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Earth Day all year and especially this summer, with the reading program’s water theme and slogans: Make a Splash-READ!; Make Waves at Your Library; Water Your Mind-Read
Environmental Protection Agency: History of Earth Day; Official EPA website
Earth Day Network
Register your school or community to achieve the goal of one billion activities that will help the Earth’s environment.
Picadome Elementary School, Lexington, KY
Teacher Vision: Earth Day activities for students K-12.
Enchanted Learning website
South Central KS Library System
Youth Services Consultant
321A N Main ST
South Hutchinson, KS 67505
1-800-234-0529 ext. 144
1-620-663-3211 ext. 144
"I don't want children to read just to perfect their reading. I want them to love books for the joy of it." Coleen Salley (1929-2008), storyteller extraordinaire, professor emeritus and scholar.
Thank you, Julie!