Earth Day Every Day 

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A good planet is hard to find! Join us in exploring ways to celebrate, protect and conserve our planet. Join the Fight, Do What’s Right. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

Waste NOT!

Be inspired by this unique artist program that supports artists that turn discarded items into diverse and significant work.

What items do you have in your home that can be repurposed into art?

The Artist in Residence Program at Recology San Francisco is a unique art and education program that provides artists with access to discarded materials, a stipend, and a large studio space. By supporting artists who work with reused materials, Recology hopes to encourage people to conserve natural resources and promote new ways of thinking about art and the environment.

Since 1970, Earth Day has been an annual event held on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Whole heartedly embracing "Earth Day Every Day," we've assembled a great assortment of projects that focus on the environmental issues and tap into your creative problem-solving juices.

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children.

Native American Proverb

Make a Difference Inside

  • Instead of paper towels, use cloth napkins.

  • Engage in digital Earth Day Network celebrations.

  • Commit to recycling.

  • Use earth-friendly cleaning products. 

  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator.

  • Save water: drink tap water, fix leaks, turn down your water heater, and take shorter showers.

  • Save some energy by unplugging from technology.

  • Try LED lights (they are more energy efficient and last longer than incandescent or fluorescent bulbs).

  • Compost your leftover food scraps instead of using the garbage disposal.

  • Line dry your clothes. 

  • Reduce paper: switch to E-books and paperless billing and opt out of receiving phone books and junk mail.

  • Go meatless! 

  • Let in the fresh air. Open your windows to cool off the house instead of turning on your AC.

  • Only run your washer and dishwasher when they are full.

Make a Difference OUTSIDE

  • Start a garden.

  • Support your local wildlife. Make a bird feeder out of a reusable carton for your yard.

  • Join a litter cleanup. (Did you know "plogging" is a thing?! It's picking up litter while jogging!)

  • Choose organic to support farms, reduce pollution, save water, and be good to the soil.

  • Choose reusable straws, cups, to-go containers, and utensils.

  • Donate old clothing and household items.  

  • Buy less; be a need-only consumer.

  • Buy local and sustainable.

  • Plant a tree. 

  • Try biking or walking instead of driving.

  • Explore local parks. 

  • Support pollinators in your yard and garden. 

  • BYOB – "bring your own bags" when you shop.

  • Participate in activities of your local environmental organization. 

How many of these things are you already doing?!

Projects • Games • Puzzles
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Sculpture3

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Collaged cardboard sculpture
Collaged cardboard sculpture

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Collage sculpture

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Find Words_earth

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Find Words_earth

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Anagram word creation

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Project dots_mandala

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Mandala Gallery_2

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Mandala Gallery_10

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Stick constuctions2

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K and D newspaper sticks
K and D newspaper sticks

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Shape on blue tarp 1

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Word play_Tile jumble puzzle

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Solution
Solution

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Word play_Tile jumble puzzle

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Tiled phrase

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Floral design_2

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Floral design_7

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Floral design_8

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Word search_Earth_discovery education

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Word search

Books Read Aloud
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HereComestheGarbageBarge_JonahWinter.jpg
Me...Jane by Patrick McDonnell.jpg
The Brilliant Deep.jpg
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Ivan by Katherine A. Applegate.jpg
Sea Turtle Scientist by Stephen R. Swinb
TheDiggerandtheflower_JosephKuefler.jpg
Life by Cynthia Rylant.jpg
WeAreWaterProtectors_CaroleLindstrom.jpg
Wangari's Trees of Peace by jeanette Win
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Grand Canyon by Jason Chin.jpg
ThisIsTheNestThatRobinBuilt_byDeniseFlem
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ItsEarthDay_MercerMayer.jpg

Check out our great selection of garden books read aloud!

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SEEDS_CarmeLemniscates.jpg
Over and Under by Kate Messner.jpg
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Environmental Quotations
  • Earth Day Every day.

  • A Good Planet Is Hard to Find.

  • Clean up the Earth, it’s the only home we have.

  • Dare to be a Force of Nature.

  • Don’t throw your future away.

  • Earth Day isn’t just another day.

  • Earth Day: Join the Fight, Do What’s Right.

  • Join the race to make the world a better place.

  • May the Forest be with you.

  • Nurture Nature.

  • What will your children breathe?

  • The Earth: Love it or leave it

  • Save the world, save yourself.

  • Save water – every drop counts

  • Plant it for the Planet

  • Live Green, Love Green, Think Green, Dream Green

  • The future will be green, or not at all.

  • Trees… Hug ‘em while you’ve got ‘em

  • Lend a Hand to save the Land

  • If you think the economy is more important than the environment, try holding your breathe while counting your money.

  • Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time. – Motto of the Baltimore Grotto

  • When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.— John Muir

  • Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money. – Cree Indian Proverb

  • ​Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed. – Mahatma Gandhi

  • This truth lies at the heart of humankind’s most pressing challenge: to learn to live in harmony with the Earth on a genuinely sustainable basis. –Sir Jonathon Porritt

  • ​To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival. – Wendell Berry

  • We cannot solve the problems we have created with the same thinking that created them. – Albert Einstein

  • In the end we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand and we will understand only what we are taught. – Baba Dioum

  • Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead

Time to Heal_Earth Day
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Peaceful Patterns

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Mara Lea Brown, an artist, teacher and bilingual author, has generously allowed us to share her inspiring coloring pages. Her hope is that her drawings, which frequently have themes of hope, joy, optimism, appreciation and environmentalism, will provide people with moments of calm and creativity.

Special thanks to Claire Wrenn Bobrow