earth day 2008

earth day this year is on tuesday, april 22nd.

i was just planning to do a trash walk in our community,
picking up trash in our neighborhood,
but there is so much going on around the city.

atlanta parent has a lengthy list of earth day celebrations around the city,
many of them free.

my favorites:

Earth Day Celebration
Georgia Tech
April 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Live bands, a life-size maze, a farmer’s market and more than 60 educational displays on how to lead a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Raynard The Fox and Captain Planet will be on hand to get people excited about recycling old electronics and shoes. This year’s theme is “Take Action: Code Green,” encouraging people to take action to improve the Earth. 350 Ferst Dr. NW, Atlanta. 404-894-2004. Free.

Earth Day in Oakhurst
Oakhurst Community Garden Project
April 20, 2-4 p.m.
Author Grady Thrasher reads from his new children’s book, Tim and Sally’s Vegetable Garden, and helps kids plant seedlings. Activities include a flying critter puppet-making station from the Center of Puppetry Arts, drumming activities, face painting, a treasure hunt and cake contest. 435 Oakview Rd., Decatur. 678-642-4977. Free.

Earth Day in the Garden
Atlanta Botanical Garden
April 22, 10:30-8 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day with half-price admission to the Garden and take part in educational opportunities. The day starts with nature-themed stories and songs in the Children’s Garden. From 1-7 p.m., enjoy a series of one-hour presentations about everything from African Forest Conservation to Battling the Global Amphibian Crisis. 1345 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta. 404-876-5859. Adults, $6; children 3-17, $4.50; under 3, free.

in addition, here are some crafty ways to reuse things around the house from


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