Unity of Gainesville joins in the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Earth Day 1970- 2020
Walk the Talk -- As the EarthCare message seeps into the hearts and souls of youth, they may be inspired to start a project with their family or in their neighborhood.
Some examples of what this community group can look like in action are:
Book club and/or Family film discussions on environmental topics
Outdoor garden and/or tree planting
Local service projects/community outreach (e.g., pick up litter in surrounding parks, playgrounds, creek beds)
Field trips to sacred sites or nearby trails
Household Recycling or composting
Assist in changing lighting to LED or more economic bulbs
Plant a community vegetable or herb garden
All of these possibilities will not only help to retain and invigorate youth, but can excite adult community members. This is also a perfect way to bridge the generation gap and for youth and adults to work together on a shared purpose.
Movies about the environment: Classic movies for younger kids are Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax and FernGully: The Last Rainforest. The Disney film Earth, released on Earth Day 2009, celebrates the natural wonder and beauty of the planet.
If your children are interested in reading material about the world around them.
“Dawn Publications has inspired countless readers to embrace and protect the natural world, and we are honored to continue that mission for generations to come.”–Kelly Barrales-Saylor, the editorial director for Sourcebooks eXplore.