Sunday, April 19, 2009

To Earth Day or Not to Earth Day?

A loving list of Sunday Link Love from the EcoWonder...

Hmmmm... I know a lot of you are probably somewhere on the fence with the idea of Earth Day - after all isn't Earth Day supposed to be every day? Read on, read on...

This is a list of 18 environmentally themed flicks to celebrate Earth Day with - you provide the organic, local and wholesome popcorn of course!

Think Earth Day is a Hallmark Holiday? Well, then, head back over to Grist for their Screw Earth Day celebration. Sign up and receive a free download of their book "Wake Up And Smell The Planet" and keeping the greening going all year long!

And then, if you decide Earth Day ain't so bad after all... Check out Low Impact Living's round up of Earth Day events going on all over the country. While, yes, I believe that Earth Day should be every day, I don't mind taking an extra day to celebrate the good we are doing with my kids, friends and neighbors.

Now that I have strong-armed you into celebrating Earth Day, how about cooking a meal? The Earth Dinner by Douglas Love has loads of great inspiration - from menus, to downloadable action cards and innovative ideas, this is a wonderful resource to complete the celebration.

You're all probably on the Earth Day bandwagon now, right? No? OK, one more! Treehugger, as always, has an ingenious post of all things Earth Day. Freebies, concerts, movies, crafts - you name it, they have it. Have a little fun with one of their ideas!

What about you? To Earth Day or Not to Earth Day?

6 comments:

matersum said...

Well, I agree, I think Earth Day ought to be everyday, :) and it may be for myself and many others like yourself. However, Earth Day isn't for those of us who are already taking the planet to heart, it's for bringing awareness to those who don't. And if Earth Day helps to make more people aware of their need to act, then I'm all for it!! :)

Theresa said...

Earth Day celebrations here in Edmonton, AB take the form of a nice, easy festival where people can come to talk with local vendors of things like solar hot water heaters, natural products of all kinds, and just celebrate the Earth that is our only home. Our Tai Chi club puts on a demonstration, and you get a sense of renewal and encouragement talking with like-minded others.

Green Fundraising said...

I love Earth Day! I think it gets people involved that may be "thinking" of getting started at being a year-round Greenie. It is like a New Year's Resolution in a way. I say keep Earth Day celebrations going strong to get people started!

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blondeoverboard said...

earth day has always struck me along the same line as valentine's day; if you need one special day a year to show me you care, maybe we shouldn't be togther. rather than one day set aside for people to scramble around trying to make a difference (and in my fair city that looks like huge concerts in the down town park that generate a butt-load of revenue for the city, noise pollution, traffic congestion-since our public transportation system is extremely limited- along with piles and piles of trash)i'd rather see consistent education and community based programs that show people the real differences that can be made when earth day is every day.

Anonymous said...

Check out www.savealittlepeaceforme.com for Earth Day gifts and www.magnetsoflove.com for Earth Day magnets.

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