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Planet Earth needs your help!

April 15, 2011 | Erin | Comments (0)

It looks as though spring has finally sprung!

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April 22 is Earth Day! You'll notice we have some very "green" (both literally and figuratively) displays around Cedarbrae branch. Have a look, take some home, or visit some of the websites below and learn how you can make a difference and help heal the planet. Personally I'm going to start using tupperware instead of plastic wrap and see what I can make with that old t-shirt that's been hanging in my closet for 5 years...

Tactic #1: Living green

List of Top Ten Actions to Help the Environment

Workshops and events around the city hosted by LEAF (Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests), an organization that engages citizens in urban forest stewardship through planting, education, and training.

Living Green

How to reduce your carbon footprint : 500 ways to save energy, resources, and money!

Tactic #2: Making something old into something new

Green Crafts for Children

120 New Ways to Transform a T-shirt

Jeaneology : crafty ways to reinvent your old blues

Tactic #3: Consider the impact of things we use everyday

The documentaries Crude Impact and Manufactured Landscapes will change the way you look at the world.

Confronting the coffee crisis : fair trade, sustainable livelihoods and ecosystems in Mexico and Central America. I must admit, as a coffee addict this hurt a little bit...

Whole green catalog : 1,000 best things for you and the earth

Try searching the catalogue using terms like "green movement" "living green" "recycling craft" and "clothing remaking" to find more green inspiration.

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