Friday, April 21, 2006

Earth Day 2006

What a breathtaking site our beautiful planet must be from space! I hope you'll be actively celebrating Earth Day in your town and in your heart. Plant suitable native plants around your home. Turn off unnecessary lights. Switch your light bulbs to flourescent- or better yet the new LED bulbs. Don't waste water. Take your children for a fun outing somewhere in nature so the young will learn to appreciate the great outdoors and all it has to offer. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Think globally. Act locally. Reduce your need for petroleum/gas however possible. Below are some websites to aide in your celebrations and a list of books for adults at the tail end of the post.

history of Earth Day from its founder, Gaylord Nelson

Earth Day sites, teacher
resources and a list of environmental organizations

Earth Day
Crafts and Projects great for activities at home!

Some children's books about
>Earth Day and a list of books about the environment, also child oriented. And since it still is Ntl Poetry Month- look at the link for poetry books for kids' while you are there!

environment page for the latest news

Now for us older kids:
Earth In Mind: On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect by David W. Orr
Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit by Al Gore
The Earth Has a Soul: The Nature Writings of C.G. Jung
Earth Under Siege: From Air Pollution to Global Change by Richard P. Turco
This Sacred Earth by Roger Gottlieb
Beyond Earth Day: Fulfilling the Promise by Gaylord Nelson
Places of the Soul: Architecture and Environmental Design as a Healing Art by Christopher Day
Two Minutes a Day for a Greener Planet: Quick and Simple Things You Can Do to Save Our Earth by Marjorie Lamb
Reconnecting With Nature: Finding Wellness Through Restoring Your Bond With the Earth by Michael J. Cohen
Soulcraft: Crossing into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche by Bill Plotkin

As you already know, any book mentioned above can be found at your local independent bookstore or by searching at
Bookfinder or ADDALL.

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