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Earth Day 2010- Sharing Piggy Banks Give Back

April 21st, 2010 in Blog by Jeanette Ramnarine

Earth-Day-2010-Hands-Around-the-World-300x300Happy Earth Day 2010!

Children are using their SHARING piggy bank to find ways to give back.  With today being earth day, a blog post about some really cool ways kids can give back and help the environment seemed fit.

A great activity that families can do to get involved in Earth Day is plan a garden.  It can be as small or elaborate as you like.  Children can get involved by making small purchases like packets of seeds to plant in the garden and can use their SHARING money to make the purchase.  Gardening pots, tools, and gloves are also items that children can purchase to help them in their gardening adventures.  One thing my children love to plant are tomatoes and they can be easily kept in a pot outside where children can be responsible for their care. 

Another way children can use their SHARING money to give back and help the environment is by making a donation to an organization working on sustaining the earth.  Two great websites that kids can find more information about helping our planet and contribute to (with a little help from mom and dad) are World Wildlife Foundation whose goal it is to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature and Evergreen which engages Canadians to create and sustain outdoor spaces in schools, communities and homes.  Both websites contain a wealth of information on how you can get involved in initiatives to help inprove our environment.  Our children have used money from their SHARING piggy bank to symbolically adopt an endangered species through World Wildlife Foundation.

So join in with more than one billion people in 190 countries that are taking action for Earth Day!

Author: Jeanette Ramnarine

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