Read on for a few of our own ideas. Besides political action, there are plenty of ways your family can observe Earth Day:
• sending a letter to Congress urging for funding for environmental education
• signing the Sky Petition against global warming
• calling your Senator in support of tough and fair climate change legislation
• attending an official Earth Day event being held in cities around the world
&bull pledge to implement one Earth-friendly change in your household this year like changing to CFL lightbulbs, substituting fabric napkins for paper, reducing the number of plastic bags your take from stores, etc.
&bull take a nature walk and learn the names of a few new trees, plants or bugs
&bull take only public transportation or use your own two feet for the day
&bull plant something
&bull turn off the tv and lights for the night and play boardgames by candlelight
What's your idea? Visit the Earth day website here.