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An Earth Day Survival Guide

Shut the Computer and Roll Up Your Sleeves

Published: April 21, 2006

Who was Gaylord Nelson? If you guessed the founder of Earth Day, then you guessed right. He died last year but left a legacy that comes back every spring.

When he was the Senator from Wisconsin he proposed a nationwide environmental protest to “shake up the political establishment and force this issue onto the national agenda.” That resulted in the first Earth Day, way back in 1970.

Parents looking to turn Earth Day into a teaching moment should stop at the EPA’s Take Home Kit, or have an energy conservation lesson.

If you need a little reminding yourself there’s lots to be done at work and home to help the environment.

But mostly it’s a good day for shutting off the computer and
rolling up your sleeves.

The Nature Conservancy highlightsa number of sponsored activities and you’ll find many local events around the country posted at Envirolink.

To keep up on green happenings year round you’ll want to peek at the treehuggers and to do it with style you’ll need to become an ecofabulous reader.

Happy Earthday to us all!