Take Action This Earth Day
In today’s fast-paced world of 4G phones, tablets, apps, and Venti lattes, it’s easy for us to get caught up in life and forget our roots.
This Sunday, April 22, the mother of over 7 billion people will be honored. Around the world, individuals will generously take time out to bring awareness to this precious planet through action.
Celebrating 42 Years
The celebration of Earth Day stemmed from an era that brought us the Summer of Love, rock and roll, and Flower Power. Taking at least one day out of the year to appreciate Mother Nature is something that we should all do.
With an ever-growing heartbeat, the world’s population has made a large daily impact as pollution and energy consumption are at all-time highs. Global warming is becoming more and more evident with climate change and deforestation.
From planting trees to recycling trash, schools around the world are striving to recognize this important day. For several decades, school districts have made efforts to become more eco-friendly, and this includes the introduction of a curriculum less reliant on paper.
Step in the Right Direction With OLE
As humankind continues to make an undeniable impact on our planet, we must fully utilize the eco-friendly advancements we have made as well as strive to create new ones. It’s all up to us.
This idea provides a strong impetus for OLE and Pearson Education to bring online learning to the forefront, making it easier for teachers and students to lessen their carbon footprint. So for this year’s Earth Day, take a moment to see how OLE can help your classroom become more eco-friendly.
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Here are some additional resources and ideas for Earth Day in the classroom:
- Earth Day Network: http://www.earthday.org/2012
- Earth Day Activities for Kids: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/19/earth-day-activities-for-kids_n_1435718.html#s882768&title=9_Play_In
- Ecological Footprint Quiz: http://www.earthday.org/footprint-calculator
- A Billion Acts of Green: http://act.earthday.org/The Story of Stuff Project: http://www.storyofstuff.org/