This is a page about how to help the environment. The Earth is our home, and we need to live here. If we don’t take care of our home, then we won’t survive. 

Earth Day is April 22! This is a day when people all around the world become more aware of the environment. Here are some ways how you can participate in the Earth’s favorite holiday.

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Plant a Tree
Take a Walk/Hike
​Although taking a walk or hike doesn’t directly help the environment, it is a great way to spend part of a day. While you walk, you can look for signs of spring, like buds on flowers and wildlife. If you see any litter, you can pick it up and throw it out. You can also walk or bike to places, instead of riding in a car, to lessen the amount of greenhouse gases that are released into the air. 
Swap with your Friends or Neighbors
​If you have unused toys, books, or other things, then you don’t have to throw them out. You can swap them with your friends! Chances are, they have the same problem as you do. If you don’t use some of your toys, but your friend or neighbor might enjoy them, then you can swap them for something unused from their house. This helps the Earth because it reduces the amount of trash sent to landfills.
Did You Know?
​Growing plants is one way how to help the environment. Trees release the oxygen we breathe into the air, and ‘eat’ the carbon dioxide we breathe out. They also help slow soil erosion. If you plant a sapling in your yard or around your neighborhood, and water it, it may grow into a large, healthy tree!
The first Earth Day was April 22, 1970. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) was established later that year.

From: http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/earth/about.htm 

Check Out These Local Green Activities!
Howard County Nature Conservancy:
  • ​APR 13 Saturday 10-11:30 A.M.            Cool Things About Box Turtles (Free)
  • APR 20 Saturday 8 A.M.-1 P.M.                   Earth Day: Make a Difference! (Free)
Robinson Nature Center:
  • FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH - First Friday NatureSphere Nights planetarium program (Tickets are $6. Children must be over five years old.)
  • APR 20 Saturday 9:30-11:30 and 10:30-12:30 - Digging up Simpsonville's Past ($18 per participant or $15 group rate)
Teach Others
​Earth Day is all about awareness. One of the best things you can do that day is teach other kids and adults about the environment. Many people care about the Earth, but others don’t know how big of a problem it is. If you teach other people about the Earth, then they may teach their families and friends, and then they might do the same, and then many people learn how to help.
Howard Community College
  • ​APR 13 Saturday 10 A.M. - 4 P.M.  Howard County GreenFest 2013
Things to do on Earth Day