We must engage our children to learn how to build a better future for them, which should not just be the focus of today during Earth Day 2011 activities, but for every day, week, and month.
You can educate children in a number of ways, this includes iPhone apps that were highlighted last year, and we’re sure many more apps have been launched over the last 12 months, which teach our children about protecting the environment.
Following on from Earth Hour last month, we now want to highlight how you can get involved for Earth Day 2011, which is today. We’ve seen some interesting ideas online, and some sites have been setup dedicated to Earth Day, while others, including blogs, are sharing ideas socially.
One smart idea is “Eco-Craft”, and this involves turning a newspaper into a plant pot. See more about this and what the National Zoo is doing to be greener in Washington, DC. Those looking for Earth Day events in 2011 can learn more via this page on patch.com.
There is a number of ways you can celebrate the 41st Earth Day birthday with your children, for example, you could watch a number of videos that educate your children. One article (here) highlights five ways you can do this, which includes videos to teach a family to become “Zero Waste“, and to show children where their waste goes.
Children can be reminded everyday about the importance of Earth Day, which can be achieved with crafts. Amazing Moms has listed a few ideas in this article. Let us know how you educate your children about Earth Day, and protecting our environment.