Saturday, April 20, 2013

Every Day Is Earth Day

Image courtesy of West Babylon P.L. (NY)
Earth Day Reading, Listening, and Viewing
The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970. The first Arbor Day originated in Nebraska and dates back to 1872. With Earth Day 2013 on Monday, April 22 and Arbor Day 2013 on Friday, April 26, we hope you'll enjoy a few environmentally-themed books or DVDs during the week.

Picture Books Plus
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Compost Stew : an A to Z Recipe for the Earth by Mary McKenna Siddals
Curious George Plants a Tree, written by Monica Perez
The EARTH Book by Todd Parr
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
The Earth and I by Frank Asch
Olivia's Birds by Olivia Bouler
The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
Michael Recycle by Ellie Bethel
The Berenstain Bears Go Green by Jan & Mike Berenstain
Eco Babies Wear Green by Michelle Sinclair Colman
Ants in Your Pants, Worms in Your Plants! by Diane De Groat
Mother Earth, Father Sky : Poems of Our Planet

Pick and Choose: DVDs for Kids, Families, Adults
School House Rock! Earth
Earth Days
Planet Earth
March of the Penguins
Into the Wild
Soylent Green
Free Willy -- King Corn -- No Impact Man -- Idiocracy -- Dirt : the Movie -- You've Been Trumped

Fun Stuff to Do
Roots, Shoots, Buckets, & Boots : Gardening Together With Children by Sharon Lovejoy
Gardening Projects for Kids : 101 Ways to Get Kids Outside, Dirty and Having Fun by Whitney Cohen and John Fisher
Happy Earth Day Coloring & Activities Book, PDF from the U.S. EPA
Recyclo-gami : 40 Crafts to Make Your Friends Green with Envy by Laurie Goldrich Wolf
Earth-friendly Crafts : Clever Ways to Reuse Everyday Items by Kathy Ross
AMC's Best Day Hikes Connecticut by Rene Laubach
Repurpose It : Invent New Uses for Old Stuff by Tammy Enz
Hidden In Plain Sight : A Deep Traveler Explores Connecticut by David K. Leff

The Upcycle : Beyond Sustainability - Designing for Abundance by William McDonough and Michael Braungart