Archive for April, 2010
Happy Earth Day!
Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to join our celebration of Mother Earth – Earth Day on the Net. Our celebration has everything you need to know about preserving and protecting our planet.
For example, did you know that the goal of the first Earth Day, celebrated in 1970, was to serve as an environmental learn-in? You can honor this original intention by doing a little eco-learning of your own. Read up on the history of Earth Day and then test your environmental know-how with some Earth Day trivia.
When you’re ready to get seriously green, check out our articles on the three Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. With fifty easy suggestions for greening your day-to-day life, there’s no reason not to practice a little Earth Day magic all year-round. Learn how to grow an earth-friendly garden (a great activity to share with your children) — or bring your greening efforts inside, with our 10 eco-friendly recipes for homemade cleaners.
If you have children at home, you will surely enjoy one of our Earth Day craft projects, all of which encourage you to reuse supplies you already have on hand. Or print out one of our Earth Day coloring pages — on recycled paper, of course! Complete your Earth Day celebrations by whipping up a planet-friendly menu based on our delicious, wholesome vegan recipes.
Earth Day is annually celebrated on April 22nd. We look forward to sharing our love for Mother Earth with you over the next several days. And we invite you to spread the green love with your family and friends by sending a free Earth Day e-card.
Louie and the Elves
Holidays on the Net
A day to both celebrate the environmental victories of the past and to reflect on the many remaining opportunities for improvement.
Whether you celebrate Earth Day by attending a rally, signing a petition or switching to highly efficient light bulbs, make an effort to be mindful of the original vision for this day: to serve as a national learn-in for the sake of the environment.
Please visit our Earth Day celebration – Earth Day on the Net – for more info, environmental tips, crafts, recipes, and more.
Video: Global Warming – narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
Join millions of Americans in this public education campaign to take your sons and daughters (or grandchildren, nieces, nephews or friends’ children) to work today.
Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day is designed to expand opportunities for girls and boys, expose them to what adults in their lives do during the work day, show them the value of their education, and give them an opportunity to share how they envision their future. It is intended to be more than a career day. Each year, workplaces and adults around the country recognize its benefits and participate in the program to support our nation’s daughters and sons.*
*source: Official website: Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work
Did You Know?
Facts & Figures about
Saving Mother Earth
April 21 : 01 day till Earth Day
Did you know that the Earth’s population has grown faster since 1950 than over the previous four million years combined?
Today, there are 6.5 billion people living on the planet, with another 74 million people are added every year. Yet just two hundred years ago, there were barely 1 billion people on Planet Earth. The term “population explosion” seems like a ridiculous understatement.
Earth Day is a day to both celebrate the environmental victories of the past and to reflect on the many remaining opportunities for improvement. Whether you celebrate Earth Day by attending a rally, signing a petition or switching to highly efficient light bulbs, make an effort to be mindful of the original vision for this day: to serve as a national learn-in for the sake of the environment.
A day to recognize that play, games and creativity have an important part in a child’s education.
Celebrated on the birthday of Friedrich Froebel, the founder of the first Kindergarten in 1837.