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Earth Day 2017

Earth Day 2017 is April 22nd; this year’s focus is Environmental & Climate Literacy. In Image result for earth daypreparation for Earth Day’s 50th anniversary in 2020, Earth Day Network is launching a campaign for global environmental and climate literacy. They aim to make sure that “every student around the world graduates high school as an environmental and climate literate citizen, ready to take action and be a voice for change”.

Here are a few things you might find helpful to get you started to be more in tuned with this global movement on a smaller scale:

Activities in Canada

– See how city of Vaughan is celebrating

– Participate in Environmental Days

– Go for a swap event, instead of buying new: Drop, Swap & Shop @ Evergreen Brickwork

Plant a tree @ Downsview Park

– Check out some books to learn about the environment/nature:

The Hidden Life of TreesThe Hidden Life of Trees: what they feel, how they communicate

Are trees social beings? In this international bestseller, forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network.


Earth DayEarth Day: An alphabet book

Children and adults will delight in Earth Day , a litany of gratitude that celebrates earth’s diverse species, from apricots to groundhogs to junebugs, from quahogs to zinnias, zucchini and zebras with bright and whimsical illustrations

Birds Art LifeBirds Art Life

A writer’s search for inspiration, beauty and solace leads her to birds in this intimate and exuberant meditation on creativity and life–a field guide to things small and significant.


Nature AnatomyNature Anatomy: the curious parts & pieces of the natural world

See the world in a whole new way! Acclaimed illustrator Julia Rothman combines art and science in this exciting and educational guide to the structure, function, and personality of the natural world.


Food, Inc. (2008, Directed by Robert Kenner)

I watched Food, Inc. to complete this week’s task for the eco-action challenge. This film unveils the current situation in the American food industry. There were a lot of information MV5BNDM4MjY4NjU1Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzg4NzA1Mg@@__V1_that was unsettling, or even a little disturbing to me. Without giving out too much content, one thing I found especially interesting is the extent of engineering used in today’s food market and food source. People use technology and chemical to alter the natural ways of things, in order to maximize profit. Plants and the way animals are raised are engineered towards the benefit of major corporates. As a result, the environment suffers, the farmers suffer, and ultimately, consumers suffer.

It is an important film to raise awareness of what we eat, where food comes from, and to make people think.



Food fight : the inside story of the food industry, America’s obesity crisis, and what we can do about it

Real food fake food : why you don’t know what you’re eating & what you can do about it