Friday, May 3, 2013
Here are some family activities you can do to foster environmentalism. Sponsored by Sony.
Very few events are celebrated around the globe, but Earth Day is. This year, it’s come and gone. But we’re here to ask: What can we do to show our love of the earth on that day, and every day? On May 31st, Sony will release After Earth, an action-packed movie that takes place 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity to leave. It’s the kind of scenario that makes you want to donate to Greenpeace, recycle everything, and start biking every where, immediately. So, in honor of Earth Day, Patch has teamed up with Sony to present these ideas for making every day Earth Day. How can we make every day Earth Day? Begin with little things. Easy things. Obvious things. Things we take for granted each day, and use and/or abuse because of…
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Ideas on how to protect and enjoy our planet
Earth Day is coming up on Monday and it's the perfect time to reflect on how to protect our planet as well as have fun celebrating with the family. From simple tips to help your family go green, to baking Earth Day treats, to starting your own garden, to recycling crafts, here are a few the best ideas and activities I’ve seen to celebrate Earth Day this year. Tips to Help the Family Go Green Here are 5 Fun Ways to Help Your Family Go Green for Earth Day. SheKnows.com had some good ideas on teaching the kids to celebrate Earth Day. Earth Day Fun & Games On Earth Day, The Nature Conservancy is asking people to get outside and join the world’s largest picnic celebration, Picnic for the Planet. Join millions of other families as they celebrate…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
April 22, 2013 is the 43rd Earth Day. Courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau, here’s some stunning stats about how energy use and the environment in America.
In recognition of the 43rd Earth Day (April 22, 2013) and accompanying Earth Week (April 16-22), the U.S. Census Bureau released a series of statistics relating to energy and the environment on Tuesday. We've collected them and have them below. Fun fact: Earth Day was created by Wisconsin senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970 after the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill that dumped 100,000 barrels of crude into the Santa Barbara Channel off of California. The first Earth Day in 1970 led to the creation of the EPA and laws like the Clean Air and Endangered Species acts, and the day of recognition is still going strong. Here's that data: Estimated number of occupied housing units across the country heated by wood in 2011, which is more than 2.0 percent …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Eye-opening statistics that will make you think twice before heading for the garbage can.
Earth Day was celebrated for the first time on April 22, 1970. In that inaugural year, 20 million people participated in the United States. Today, it is projected that more then 1 billion people in 180 countries will celebrate Earth Day.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Ideas for fun family activities that help you conserve energy and protect the environment
There are so many great articles out there about how your family can make some simple lifestyle changes to Go Green for Earth Day (and every day). I like this one from Simple Mom. While these tips are great, I wanted to write a post about how your family can actually have more FUN going green. 1. Kill the Vampires. Play a game and have the kids go room to room looking for any appliances that are plugged in and running but aren't being used. That includes unplugging your cell phone when it is fully charged. In my office for example, we had a scanner, three printers, and three computers plugged in. These appliances were still sucking electricity even though they were in sleep mode. Turn them off! 2. This weekend, or any Family Night, …
Friday, April 22, 2011
Chamber, Park District team up for Saturday's Clean Up Day.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Friday, April 22, 2011
The Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Crystal Lake Park District are hosting a Community Clean Up Day from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in McCormick Park, off Route 14 at the corner of King St. and Pierson. This free event is in conjunction with Earth Day. Volunteers meet in the morning at the Chamber, enjoy a quick breakfast and are given their tools for the day: gloves and garbage bags. Groups are dispatched throughout Crystal Lake to clean up from the spring thaw. The trash collection and recycling efforts wrap up by 11:30 am, and then all the volunteers are treated to a hot lunch. Reservations are not required, however, if anyone has a large group, or has a specific area they would like to request for clean up, contact John …