Saturday, April 21, 2012

Saturday Link List - Earth Day / Arbor Day





Earth Day and Arbor Day are this coming week.  So I thought we all needed to go outside, plant a tree (or bush, like us) and enjoy the fresh air.  In the United States, you can find the best tree to plant in your "neck of the woods" by going through your county's Extension Service.






Don't have the space to plant a tree right now?  Did you know that for just $1, you can plant a new tree in one of America's national forests?


You can get involved in the Arbor Day Foundation by volunteering and helping your neighbors plant trees.  Visit the Volunteer Center online and see what's thriving in your community.  And for the future, keep in touch with what's going on through their Facebook page.

But don't stop there!  Another positive step you can take is to recycle.


I came upon this fabulous site, called earth911.  Not only are they a directory for the usual recycled materials, but you can find where to get rid of other materials safety in your neighborhood, such as paint and computers. 




Considering what to do this Sunday for Earth Day?  Have a picnic in the park.  The Nature Conservancy is trying to set a Guinness record for the world's largest picnic.  They and their partners worldwide are hosting Picnic for the Planet.  Join in!




Let me leave you with a new site I've found, called thinkcrafts.com.  You might be familiar with it but I think it's new to me.  A good friend from Portland, Oregon is their Recycled Crafts Contributor: Anitra Cameron.  Here's what they're doing to honor Earth Day.

7 comments:

Rose said...

Another great idea for a link list! I love the craft site and the resource for finding donation centers.

Linda Pruitt said...

OOOooooo . . .a picnic sounds fun! It's 77 degrees here today and tommorrow it's supposed to hit 82! But then, probably everyone else will be in the park! Maybe I will picnic on my patio!

BeadedTail said...

As Linda said we're having perfect picnic weather here in Oregon this weekend! Thanks for all these links! Seeing so much beautiful nature here makes every day earth day!

Splendid Little Stars said...

great post and great resource inks!

Nancy said...

Great list Deb! I love the idea of donating to help the park service plant. How lovely!

Kathleen said...

Great post - I'm going to check out the recycle site and see what they say is in this area. Thanks!

Kaili Williams said...

Great post - so many useful links! Thanks so much for sharing :)

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