10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Month
1. Host a film night about Environmental Justice.
Here are some suggestions of great films to watch on Hoopla with your kale chips.
2. Plant a Garden.
You can use seeds from our new Seed Library.
3. Read a book with Friends.
When the predictions are so dire, it’s tempting to feel powerless. Here are some titles that help cultivate resilience in the face of the climate crisis and provide ideas for ways to help now.
4. Start composting.
Make a worm composting bin with your kids.
Or check Backyard Growers website for good ways to get started
5. Join Ms. Frizzle as she teaches about saving our beautiful planet Earth.
On Earth Day, April 22nd, Ms. Frizzle from the Magic School Bus will be at Trinity Church (70 Middle Street) from 11:30 – 12:15 presenting an interactive & fun program about planting, gardening, and saving our planet! This morning of fun is ideal for young children ages 3 and up and their families For more information click here
6. Check out and read one of the five highest-rated novels about the climate crisis
7. Attend the Gloucester Energy Savings Fair on April 13 at City Hall.
Drop in anytime between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm and figure out how to lower your utility bills.
More information here
8. Cook a vegetarian meal.
Here’s a list of good vegetarian cookbooks you can check out.
9. Calculate your carbon footprint.
Here’s a website to help.
10. Bring your child to Storytime Yoga.
Yoga and mindfulness are excellent ways for kids to celebrate the Earth. Treetop Yoga and Sawyer Free Library are teaming up for 3 free sessions of yoga suitable for preschoolers.