April 22 is the perfect day for us to focus on the environment. The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970, and is credited by many as starting the modern environmental movement. Today, more than 1 billion people from 192 countries participate in Earth Day by showing support for environmental protection.
The Earth Day Network (the international coordinator of Earth Day) has announced this year’s theme as: The Face of Climate Change. This year’s events will focus on the places, people and animals being affected by global warming. Are you interested in learning more climate change? Check out Kerry Emanuel’s What we know about climate change. Emanuel outlines the basic science of global warming and talks about some of the real-life dangers that result from this change.
Do you want to get your kids involved in Earth Day 2013? The Education Library’s Curriculum Resources collection has a selection of books with hands-on activities for children, including:
The following books from the Education Library’s Children’s Literature and Young Adult Collection provide tips for teens and kids on living green all year round:
For more information on Earth Day activities and events in your region, check out Earth Day Canada.