Make It Count for Earth Day

Earth Day 2014 make it count MIC-403x403Earth Day is the largest environmental event in the world. More than six million Canadians—including almost every school-aged child—participate in a local Earth Day activity. Earth Day Canada, a national environmental charity and corporate partner with Call2Recycle, actively promotes participation throughout Canada.

This year Earth Day Canada’s theme throughout April, or Earth Month, is Make It Count for Earth Day. Earth Day Canada’s goal is to engage Canadians of all ages by asking them to add small, environmentally-based actions to their daily routines. Participants set a goal for the number of actions they want to complete during the month in one of four environmental categories – Eat, Grow, Transform and Share.

Actions can range from planting native trees and shrubs to preparing meals using local ingredients, recycling batteries from electronic devices/power tools and creating new looks from old clothing. Participants are invited to share their actions on social media using the #MIC4ED hashtag and inspire others to take action. Those who register are also entered into a drawing for prizes.

Folklore says it takes 21 repetitions to form a habit. After Earth Month ends, Earth Day Canada hopes these newly adopted habits across Canada last well into the future.

For more information on the EcoKids battery lesson plans created in conjunction with Earth Day Canada, visit our webpage or the EcoKids website.

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