Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day - A Worm's-Eye View


Happy Earth Day, everyone! Wendel Wordsworth here.

Are you part of the Green Generation? I’ve been a member since the day I was born. You guessed it, because I’m a green worm!

Oh, but I’m part of the Green Generation in other ways, too. I conserve energy and recycle. Plant trees and pick up litter. I bet you do whatever you can to keep our beautiful world healthy, too.

And how fun to have a special day set aside to remind us of all we can do to “green up” America. Every little thing makes a BIG difference.

The website EarthDay.net has a lot of “green” tips for students like you and me. Here are just a few things we can all do at school:

Flip the Switch!
• Make signs or stickers as reminders to turn off lights in classrooms or other spaces when they are not in use.
• Request that energy saving light bulbs be used.

The Hot & Cold of It!
• Ask that room doors be closed to trap heat during winter months.
• Report windows that leak air.

Monitor Monitors!
• Check that computers are turned off at the end of each day.
• When not in use, set computers to “sleep mode.”

Recycle!
• Start a school recycling program.
• Conserve paper by using both sides.

Won’t you write in and tell us what special things you did on Earth Day? Do you have a “green” idea not mentioned here? Let us know!

It’s really not hard being “green!”

Wendel Wordsworth
www.WendelWordsworth.com

6 comments:

Alyssa Montgomery said...

What a great blog! It's so important to conserve and protect our environment! I'm know that I'm known as the 'Recycle Queen'. Another great idea to help the environment that I do is to use recyclable batteries. I've had my current set of rechargeable batteries for at least a year and a half, and they're still going strong!!

Alyssa
http://www.alyssamontgomery.com
http://amontgomery99.blogspot.com

Diana Black said...

Hi, Alyssa...Sounds like you're Recycling Royalty! Bravo!

Let's all keep up the good work...

Your friend,
Wendel

http://www.wendlewordsworth.com
Http://www.wendelwordsworth.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I like your tips on being green.

Mary Cunningham said...

Thanks, Melissa. Enjoyed your blog, too and will check it again. Glad I found you on Twitter!

Mary

Norm Cowie said...

I turn green when I ride the roller coaster at Great America.

Seriously, though, we recycle more than we throw away.

Norm

http://fangplace.blogspot.com

Mary Cunningham said...

Good for you, Norm! (the recycling...not the turning green part)

Thanks for stopping by.