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Earth Day 2010: History of Earth Day

How the First Earth Day Came About

By Senator Gaylord Nelson, Founder of Earth Day

What was the purpose of Earth Day? How did it start? These are the questions I am most frequently asked.

The Story of Bottled Water (2010)

via youtube.com

another great video from the "Story of Stuff" series...

Announcing the Earthcast 2010 Keynote Speaker

The Earthcast 2010 Team is pleased to announce that Jason Czarneki, professor of environmental law at Vermont Law School, will be keynoting our live, 24 hour webcastathon starting at 0 GMT on Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 (click here for a time zone conversion to your region of the globe).

Earth Savers Club for Kids

http://earthsaversclubforkids.com

This is a fantastic website created by kids for kids to encourage them to do what they can to save the earth. Take a look, share it with your students and encourage them to take the pledge. Each person creates their own personalized pledge to do ONE thing to save the earth using the starter: "As a member of the Earth Saver's Club for Kids, I pledge to save the earth by..." The site also includes games, student work, earthsaving tips and projects, and links to many resources.

Earth Day Groceries Project

The Earth Day Groceries Project is a cost-free environmental awareness project in which students decorate paper grocery bags with environmental messages for Earth Day. One of the oldest and largest educational projects on the Internet, the Earth Day Groceries Project is managed online by Mark Ahlness, a third grade teacher at Arbor Heights Elementary School in Seattle, Washington.

(This activity is also open to organizations other than schools. Cub Scout troops, environmental camps, after school programs, and many others have joined in before.

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