Earth Day @ 40
- Grades: 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
Celebrate 40 years of Earth Day and the fight to keep our planet clean on April 22. Scholastic Kid Reporters explore ways to make every day Earth Day, including an interview with the original Earth Day organizer Denis Hayes. Check it out and join the discussion about Earth Day and going green on the Scholastic Kids Press Corps Blog!
Earth Day @ 40 Blog
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Everyone knows how important it is to be environmentally friendly. In my town of Southampton, it's the law!
The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970. Here's how it got its start.
To the average person, the Golden Gate Bridge is a spectacular overhead suspension bridge that connects San Francisco to Marin County in the California bay area. To Peter Richards, however, the bridge is a chance to teach young children about thermometers.
Can you could help save the planet by changing a light bulb? Avery Hairston says you can and he founded an organization called RelightNY to get the word out. Hairston's goal is to get more people to convert their incandescent light bulbs to compact florescent light bulbs (CFL).
A popular field trip for students in Puerto Rico is a visit to the El Yunque Rain Forest, the only tropical rain forest in the United States National Forest System.
The Ellenbogen family of Pelham Manor, New York, lives in a large stone house, with a gym, an elevator, and an indoor fountain. Sound impressive? It is, but the most amazing part of this home is the size of its carbon footprint, not its 8,000 square feet of living space. The Ellenbogen home runs on geothermal and solar energy.
Students around the country are organizing environmental clubs to take action to improve their environment. All of these student environmental groups shout one big message: it doesn't matter how old you are, you can take action to change your community. How would you like to learn how to start an environmental club to help your community?
Wind energy and job creation brought Washington officials to Windsor, Colorado recently. Weld County is ranked 9th in the U.S. in wind capacity. It is also one of the top places in the U.S. with natural gas and oil reserves.
Denis Hayes organized the first U.S. Earth Day in 1970, then took it global.
Detroit auto show features greener cars with the âeuroœtouch of a button.âeuro
Author Juanita Havill, the author of Grow: A Novel in Verse, Havill, is a prolific writer of picture books and novels for young readers. And she has discovered that writing and gardening have something in common.
The newest game from Nintendo, Endless Ocean: Blue World, puts you in the role of trainee ocean diver while taking you an a journey into the depths of the South Pacific, Antarctic Ocean, and Amazon River.
The Solaire is a 27-story building in New York City -- and it's the country's first environmentally sustainable residential high-rise.
Spring Fling is celebrated every Earth Day at the Nature Discovery Center in Bellaire, Texas. The Nature Discovery Center educates kids and adults about nature, science, and environmental issues in a fun way with hikes, sneak-a-peek classes, lectures, and camps.
The Mo's Nose Scentsational book series include Press-2-Smell features so readers can smell along as Mo explores the world of colors through the Earth's living creatures
From eco-friendly cleaning products and interior designs to a battery-operated car, New Yorkers learned how saving the Earth begins at home at a Green Lifestyle Expo in downtown Manhattan.
Kid Reporter Mariam El Hasan reviews the Disneynature movie Oceans, which will be released on Earth Day, April 22, 2010.
Experts who helped make the new movie Oceans had a message for kids at the blue-carpet premiere of the film: Kids can have a huge role in saving the oceans and the planet.
Can you have a farm in a city of sidewalks, streets, and skyscrapers? Rooftop farming is making it possible. And if you live in a city, you might live an elevator ride away from one.
Building, planting, digging, and composting! All were part of the Cesar Chavez Elementary School's Go Green event for the 40th anniversary of the Earth Day.
The Hawk Woods Nature Center of Auburn Hills, Michigan, trains volunteers during workshops like a "Water Be Wise" event. The training was part of this year's Earth Day celebrations.