In honour of April 22, 2010 being the 20th Earth Day celebration, we interviewed a local Oakville 6 year old to ask him what it meant to him and what his plans were to celebrate.
We can all learn something from this little guy.
Q: Can you tell us what Earth Day means to you?
“Doing good things to make the earth last longer.”
Q: Are you doing something special for Earth Day?
“Yes. I am picking up garbage in the school yard. I am wearing green and colouring some earth things at school and having a litterless lunch.”
Q: What is a litterless lunch?
“That means after I eat my lunch there is no trash left to throw out.”
Make every day Earth Day
Here are some tips from our 6 year old of how to celebrate Earth Day every other day of the year. He hopes that you will follow them so that we can all “do good things to make the earth last longer.”
- Keep all the lights off for 1 hour
- Use ‘other’ lightbulbs
- No littering
Environmental challenges abound as our daily actions pollute and degrade the fragile environment that humans and wildlife depend on to survive.
Nearly every school child in Canada takes part in an Earth Day activity.
More than 1 billion people in over 170 countries – including 6 million Canadians – join in staging events and projects to address local environmental issues.
For more information about how you can make a difference today – and every other day of the year – please visit http://www.earthday.ca