Earth Day Staunton Goes Digital!
Here is a week of actions for families to take together
Covid 19 has certainly impacted our lives. Schools closed, social distancing, and staying home. But we can still celebrate Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary. Here are some activities to do together as a family or individually. We will share seven different activities, one for each day, for the week leading up to Earth Day on April 22, plus a bonus activity. But if you need more time to be creative, follow your own schedule. Please share your creations so everyone can celebrate together, either by posting directly on Shenandoah Green’s Facebook page or by sending your material to our email at email@example.com. You can use your full name or just your first name, or initials if you wish, but please include your age if you are under 18.
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Day 2 (April 16 or your date) -
The Climate Reality Project, founded by Al Gore,provides training to individuals, like Joan, to become grass roots advocates in their home communities to tackle climate change.
For more information, visit https://www.climaterealityproject.org/
Zoom Event on April 16th at 6:30pm: Another Climate Reality and What We Can Do About It
Virtual meeting: Preparing for the Climate Crisis. Tune in at 6:30 pm to see/hear Joan Chapman of the Climate Reality Project, along with Gudrun Campbell, leader of the Youth Climate Strike talk about where we are and what we should do. Bonus: climate staff from Charlottesville and Albemarle will share the status of their Climate Action Plans. Presented by the Sierra Club and National Organization for Women.
You can join us on Zoom (meeting ID 433910771#) or live on Facebook. To join the meeting by phone in US: +1-470-250-9358 (meeting code 433910771#)or +1-470-381-2552 (meeting code 433910771#).
Please join us for a pandemic-free discussion.
Day 3 (April 17 or your date) - Celebrate Trees!
Here’s a video of a young activist and hero (https://youtu.be/aUCD_24cygQ). She is talking about how important trees are in fighting climate change. After watching the video, go outside and catalog all the trees that are in your yard. If you need to, take photos. Get good pictures of the leaves and bark. If you don’t have any trees, take a walk down the street or park and see what trees you find. Then go on the internet and try and name each tree and learn something about it. Look for saplings sprouting nearby the mature tree that you could transplant to your yard. Do you have space in your yard for a new tree and would like to water and watch it grow? Shenandoah Green and the City of Staunton have a wonderful new project to plant 2,701 trees, one for every child in the Staunton school district. If you would like one or possibly more of these trees in your yard, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Day 4 (April 18 or your date) -
Day 5 (April 19 or your date) -
Day 6 (April 20 or your date) -
Day 7 (April 21 or your date)-
Bonus Activity - Forage for Food!
Look on the internet for a recipe using dandelions. Go outside and pick dandelion greens or flowers and make the recipe you found. Take a photo, share your recipe, and send to email@example.com to be shared with others.
April 22 - Share!
Happy Earth Day! Call a parent, grandparent, family member or friend who may be unable to get out and about and share what you have been doing to celebrate Earth Day and what you have learned. Or call them each day when you have finished that day’s activities. Thanks for participating in our online Earth Day Celebration!