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It’s Earth Day! Start Your Celebration Here

Ever since its first celebration back in 1970, Earth Day has become a global event to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Are you looking for ways to celebrate our planet today?

Listed here, you’ll find a few ideas to help get you started and you’ll find another terrific Earth Day lens featured as today’s Lens of the Day.

Before you run off to read all of these terrific lenses, tell us in the comments below, how will you be celebrating today?

Green Knitting for Everyone

1. Green Knitting for Everyone

Knitting is an activity that already has low impact on the environment. After all, we just need some pointy sticks and some sort of string/thread/yarn to practice our craft. Our choice of new yarn, however, can help support small farms and green agricultur…

Environmental Chefs Will Love This Compost Stew

2. Environmental Chefs Will Love This Compost Stew

Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth What could be better than an alphabet book for kids for Earth Day? Not a thing, I say! This ABC book for children, written by Mary McKenna Siddals and illustrated by Ashley Wolff, shows readers the way to cookin…

Will We Stop Living Dangerously?

3. Will We Stop Living Dangerously?

On Saturday evening April 13, 2014, I joined some friends for a preview of the new Showtime documentary from James Cameron: Years of Living Dangerously. In this first of nine installments, Cameron chose to focus on three specific aspects of climate change:…

A Great Song for  Your Earth Day Circle Chant

4. A Great Song for Your Earth Day Circle Chant

The Earth is Our Mother is a Native American inspired song with words that fit into the theme of taking care of our planet. Although it is not an authentic Native American song, I would like to respectfully defend its use for Earth Day. What needs to be cr…

Use This Stainless Steel Water Bottle instead of Plastic

5. Use This Stainless Steel Water Bottle instead of Plastic

Why not buy one of these stainless steel water bottles, made by Lifeline, to replace that plastic bottle of water that’s sitting beside you? It seems to me one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to help the environment. I wonder how many of u…

Robin Svedi aka rms is a Community Organizer and member of the Creative Team at where her daily mission is to help lensmasters build better and more successful lenses about the things they know and love.

  • Ruthi aka abitosunshine

    Happy Earth Day! I will be digging up my first area at the front of the house for a row of sunflowers to be planted and, if really ambitious, will get an area dug up in the back of the house for sunflowers too! I hope to play host to many butterflies (again) this year with my favorite flower. Thanks for including my Compost Stew in this reading list, Robin!

    • rms

      I love sunflowers and you’re welcome.

  • holisticwriter

    I did yoga this morning and I will eat vegetarian all day. Kind of typical for me anyway :-) I better find something else to do. When I go to the office supply store, I will try to get items made from recycled materials.

  • poetvix

    Happy Earth Day, Squids! We will be celebrating by planting wildflower seeds. I can’t wait to check out these lenses.

  • asilonline

    good lens

  • Anonymous831

    Happy Earth Day! I

  • kushalashok

    Happy Earth Day!

  • lhbeninger

    So few lenses about a subject we must all embrace…a little disappointing I’d say. Were you surprised, Robin, at the lack of response? I am. And saddened.

    • jdnyc

      It does seem like Earth Day is being less discussed in general – you’d think we could find a way to celebrate in ways that all can agree on.

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