Happy Earth Day! This is a day where we take time out and really focus on the environment. Maybe something you do every day already, and that's a good thing. The idea is to teach our children to value nature and wildlife.
Earth Day is a special day that celebrates the Earth -- it's like a birthday. It was started on April 22, 19-70, and today more than 100 countries are joining together to celebrate the Earth, appreciate nature and learn ways to protect our environment. This is especially important for our children because they -- as we know -- are the future. And, here's the thing: we don't have to do big projects. Every little bit makes a difference..
"You don't have to do a big project. Just the things that you do make a big impact. So, run after that piece of trash. Go down and enjoy that waterway. When you leave, take everything with you. Don't leave it there for somebody else to clean up," says Alabama Coastal Foundation's Dorothy Howard.
The Alabama Coastal Foundation works with children and adults all over the gulf coast. They go into schools and teach our little ones about the environment and why it's important to take good care of it. And, that's a good place to start on this Earth Day. Experts remind us that our children learn by example -- they do what we do! So, we can show them:
- not to litter -- throw that trash away.
- To recycle. Pull out the plastic, the glass and the paper and cans.
- To turn out the lights when you are not in the room.
- And, to turn off the faucet when you're brushing your teeth. Don't let the water just run.
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