Posts Tagged ‘Earth Day 2011’

It’s Earth Day – What are you Doing to help the Environment?

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

You’ve seen the flyers around for Earth Day events in your community. Maybe your child has done an eco-related project at school over the last week. Why not consider making one change in your lifestyle that can help the environment?

  • Stop buying bottled water. Even with the bottles that can biodegrade, using a washable water bottle and the water from your water filter is a much more Earth-friendly option.
  • Recycle. Does your town require you to recycle plastic, glass and paper? What about your food scraps? You can always set up a second bin to hold your food scraps to use in the local compost heap.
  • Compost your yard. In lieu of chemical feeds, use compost to feed your garden and yard. You can make your own compost, or buy it.
  • Eat with reusable plates, silverware and cups. No more paper or Styrofoam for you. Buy heavy duty plastic for your events or parties.

If everyone made the effort to make one of the above changes in their homes, then we could officially call Earth Day 2011 a success!

More Earth Day Compost Events around the Country

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

April 16, 2011 – “Earthfest” in Knoxville Tennessee. Free admission to an event promoting ecological awareness and practices, including composting. See the flyer here.

April 16 & 17, 2011 – Earth Day Festival in Colorado Springs, Colorado, The Denver Museum of Nature & History and University of Colorado campus are just some of the events throughout Denver. See the full schedule here.

April 23, 2011 – 7AM- 10AM – Compost Giveaway  for the towns of Cities of Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Hills, Rancho, Santa Margarita, and Laguna Niguel at SOKA University, California. See the flyer here.

April 23, 2011 – Macon, Georgia is offering presentations and speakers on a multitude of topics, including compost and composting, for their weekend-long Earth day festivities. Get the schedule here.

Don’t see Earth Day composting events listed in your community? Call your local parks and recreation department and find out what your community is doing to promote Earth Day.