Date: Apr-16, 2023
This Week’s Theme – Earth Day
Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22nd to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, it now involves a wide range of activities that promote sustainable living, such as planting trees, cleaning up litter, and conserving energy. Earth Day is an important reminder of the importance of taking care of our planet and the impact that our actions have on the environment.
The theme for Earth Day 2023 is ‘Invest in Our Planet’.
Investing in our planet means taking action to protect and preserve our natural resources for future generations. Earth Day serves as a reminder that we must act now to reduce our impact on the planet and make sustainable choices in our daily lives. By investing in our planet, we are not only protecting the environment, but also ensuring the well-being of our communities and economy.
Investing in our planet can take many forms, such as reducing waste, conserving energy, supporting local agriculture, and promoting biodiversity. It also involves advocating for policies and actions that prioritize sustainability and the health of our planet. By making these investments, we are helping to ensure that future generations have access to clean air, water, and a healthy environment.
Free Puzzle of the Week – Earth Day
Quote of the Week
“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.”– Mahatma Gandhi
“The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History” by Elizabeth Kolbert
In this Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Kolbert explores the current mass extinction of species caused by human activity and climate change. She provides an in-depth look at the impact humans are having on the planet and the devastating consequences it may have for future generations.
Through her vivid storytelling, Kolbert brings to light the urgency of taking action to protect the planet and its biodiversity. This book is a thought-provoking read that will inspire readers to reflect on their own impact on the environment and consider ways to contribute to a more sustainable future.
“The fact of the matter is that, for reasons that have to do with the nature of the human organism and the way it evolved, we’re all predisposed to ignore threats that seem remote – particularly threats, like global warming, that creep up on us over an extended period of time. It’s a problem that’s going to get worse, not better, and it’s probably incurable. And it’s not just a matter of apathy; it’s a matter of priorities.”
Activity Name: “My Earth Day Pledge”
Objective: To encourage students to take responsibility for the environment by making small changes in their daily lives, and to inspire them to share their ideas and actions with others.
- Begin by discussing the importance of Earth Day and the reasons behind the theme “Invest in Our Planet”.
- Ask students to brainstorm ideas on what they can do to contribute to the environment and reduce their carbon footprint.
- Encourage students to come up with simple but meaningful pledges such as turning off the lights when leaving a room, bringing a reusable water bottle, or biking instead of driving.
- Have each student write their Earth Day pledge on a piece of paper or a sticky note.
- Provide a designated space in the classroom, such as a bulletin board or a poster, where students can post their pledges.
- Once all the pledges are posted, have a class discussion where each student can share their pledge and explain why they chose it.
- Ask the students to reflect on how they can hold themselves accountable and measure their progress towards achieving their pledge.
- Encourage the students to share their pledges with their friends and family, and spread the message about the importance of Earth Day and taking care of our planet.
This activity helps students realize that everyone can contribute to the environment, no matter how small the action may seem. By sharing their ideas and actions with others, they can inspire and motivate their peers to make changes as well.
Dad Joke of the Week
What did the ground say to the earthquake?
You crack me up!
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