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 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.”

• 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


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!!


Diana Black said...

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

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

Your friend,

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!


Norm Cowie said...

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

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


Mary Cunningham said...

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

Thanks for stopping by.