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Earth Day in Your Neighborhood
A Guide for Kids from 2 to 122
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HOW TO DO AN EARTH DAY ON YOUR BLOCK THIS SPRING

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If you do a neighborhood Earth Day please send us photos and a brief report so we can include them in this web site.

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WHY DO AN EARTH DAY ON YOUR BLOCK?

Because it's fun and it is good for the environment and the neighborhood!


CELEBRATE THE ENVIRONMENT

Because parties are fun, they are an easy way to learn things. People feel better after sharing a good time together. They talk and get new ideas to help the Earth. Then they have a good reason to act on what they have learned. Just as the Fourth of July reminds us to love our country, Earth Day reminds us to love and care for the Earth and our fellow creatures.

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If every neighborhood lived in harmony with nature, most of our environmental problems would be gone.


CELEBRATE OUR NEIGHBORHOOD

A stronger feeling of friendship on the block will make people feel better about their block. People will look out for each other better. More people out doing things on the block can help reduce crime because people who steal don't want to be seen.

There may be people who need help on your block. But if no one knows them, then no one can help. Your Earth Day will help people get to know each other.


HOW DO I DO IT? WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO?

No experience is necessary to put on a successful Earth Day. An Earth Day on the block is like block party with a theme. Just count the houses on your block or a small group of blocks. Then print up flyers announcing a meeting where you decide how to do it. Be sure to invite the kids. This event could be a turning point for a young environmentalist. If you are a kid, try to get an adult to help you.


WHAT WOULD EARTH DAY ON YOUR BLOCK LOOK LIKE?

Imagine some tables set up in the street or in one of the yards like a picnic. Some of the tables might have displays and information on various environmental issues. (see, Resources Section) Neighbors would gather to eat and talk about the environment.

After eating, people would go to various places on the block to plant gardens or trees or pick up trash. Or the work part could come first and then afterward everyone could eat and talk about what they accomplished.


If you are a Young Earth Day Organizer, Here is How You Can Make an Earth Day on your Block Happen. Go on to page 2.


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