Happy Earth Day! Today is the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day. We have a wonderful planet, and I’m so grateful for its beauty. I hope that you will find some time today to celebrate the wonder that is Planet Earth, to reflect on our responsibilities as stewards of that wonder, and get outside and ENJOY it!
Photo by Shaun Fox
I have a fantabulous giveaway for you today from Insect Lore, a very fun company that sells live insects and other critters, as well as everything you need to care for them. But before we get to that, here are some links to inspire you today.
Earth Day Celebrations
Earth Day Swap
Free BBC Planet Earth Episode
OK, I know it’s TV Turn-Off Week, so go download this episode now and watch it next week! Amazing and award-winning documentary chronicling the gorgeous and diverse world we live in. Ends 04/26/10.
Find the nearest community and city Earth Day celebrations here; enter your zip code in the column on the right.
Celebrating Earth Day as a Family
Mighty Nest has an article about five ideas for celebrating Earth Day as a family. Great tips.
Music to Live By
Jack Johnson, singing The 3 R’s. What else could you ask for?
Billion Acts of Green
As of this writing, 31 million+ people have committed to and listed their “act of green.” Add yours to the list in the column on the right.
Insect Lore Giveaway
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Today’s giveaway is from Insect Lore. Insect Lore sells all sorts of wonderful live creepy-crawly things – yep, that’s right, live! From caterpillars and ants to tadpoles and worms, they also offer everything you need to keep your critters healthy and happy.
This giveaway is for one Butterfly Pavilion kit. It includes a two-foot reusable mesh hanging pavilion, two cups each containing three-five caterpillars and food, and instructions. Also included in the giveaway is a Butterfly Feeder, Butterfly Life Cycle stages, and Butterfly Poster.
We received our caterpillars last weekend, and they have already doubled in size! Our daughter can’t wait until they build cocoons, so we can put them into the pavilion and watch them emerge as butterflies. Your child (or you!) will love the Butterfly Pavilion kit.
You have three chances to win. Choose one or all three!
1. Visit Insect Lore and then leave a comment below, answering this question: Out of everything for sale at Insect Lore, what looks like the most fun for you and your family?
Enter to win a Butterfly Pavilion and accessories from @insectlore at @simple_organic in celebration of Make Week! http://bit.ly/amDqSY
This giveaway will end this Sunday, April 25, at 11:59 p.m. CST. The winner will be announced Tuesday, April 27. I hope you win!
Here’s your PDF for the day. You know how it works now – print it on old scratch paper, and enjoy making some memories today!