Earth Week Digest: A Days Outing, Party for the Planet, and Everybody Eats

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Party for the Planet:

Earth day is tomorrow, and if you haven’t already made plans, how about attending a Party for the Planet at your local zoo or aquarium? Your local AZA-accredited zoo or aquarium is the ideal place to connect with conservation in your community. Party for the Planet festivities will feature environmental education activities, amazing animal encounters and fantastic family fun.

Everybody Eats:

Today, whilst reading the ethicurean, I stumbled across a link to a Yes! Magazine article describing how a community food system works. The article was titled Everybody Eats and has a pretty cool downloadable poster that very nicely illustrates how a local food system can work (teachers: use this in your classroom, parents: show your kids).

FoodSystem_Poster11x17.jpg Now I know that Earth Day isn’t normally associated with feasting (like Christmas or Thanksgiving), but why not start a trend? I like to eat good food, and in my opinion, good food comes from local sources. So this Earth Day, get together with friends and family and have a locally-sourced potluck or holiday feast!

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Get Out and Play!

Subscribe to this blog’s feed This past Saturday was Nickelodeon’s fourth annual Worldwide Day of Play. In honor of that, the Nickelodeon network hosted a three-hour blackout on its channels. An executive decision to get kids off the couch and outside to play, the blackout spotlights childhood obesity and represents a call to action for parents and kids alike to stop channel surfing and start … Continue reading Get Out and Play!