Today, April 22nd, marks Earth Day and this year's theme is “Invest In Our Planet”. Our 'Green Bag' Committee, which was formed in 2014 with the goal of making a greener workspace, invited our teams to share some environmentally friendly activities they would be partaking in today to help us all inspire each other.
Take a look at some of the activities our staff have shared with us in celebration of Earth Day!
Our Green Bag committee also shared some of their own tips for people Working from Home with opportunities to help reduce impact on the environment AND in a lot of cases even help gain some savings.
To further spread the joy of going greener, we've got some useful kid-friendly lessons from our shows to help get your little ones started on their green journey! From tips on recycling to crafting to discovering the beauty of nature, there's something to inspire the passion for investing in our planet, today and every day.
Help your little ones learn about recycling! “Recycling is something you can do, it makes old things something new.”
Nifty Galifty, neighbors! Tomorrow is Earth Day! You can help your little tigers learn more about recycling, and how they can pitch in, with this special “What Does Recycle Mean?” video! pic.twitter.com/h7bVgF4HAl
— Daniel Tiger (@danieltigertv) April 21, 2022
Try this Daniel Tiger inspired Earth Day activity via PBS Kids: Grow sprouts from dried beans!
With this activity, children can see day by day that living things grow — but it takes time and we have to wait! Usually things grow so slowly we can’t see them growing – like ourselves but with this activity we can see how something grows each day. As Mister Rogers sang “You’re bigger than you were a day ago.”
Celebrate Earth week with @danieltigertv and this grr-ific activity! When your little one plants and cares for these bean jars, they’ll learn that growing takes time! Check out the fun activity here! https://t.co/kXVu9vdCJh pic.twitter.com/pYmKtItwG0
— Daniel Tiger (@danieltigertv) April 20, 2022
Be inspired to get hands-on with a neighbourhood clean up like Karma and her friends in Karma's World! No high-tech inventions neccessary when you've got excellent team work!
�� You don't need a Keys Grant Patented Super Sucker to take care of your community!
There are lots of ways to take care of the Earth ��♻️ ��#EarthDay2022 #KarmasWorld #EarthDay pic.twitter.com/vTZiLYVED3
— Karma's World (@KarmasWorldHQ) April 21, 2022
We learn the process of sorting recyclable materials with Peg + Cat: Paper, Plastic, Metal!
With the help of Peg, Cat, and Lady Viv - your problem solver can become more familiar with sorting and understanding how important recycling is! pic.twitter.com/eQCu39Fbh6
— Peg + Cat (@PegPlusCatTV) April 21, 2022
The mighty Nature Cat is a great source of guidance on how we can make our world a greener place. Check out some of our big takeaways via 9 Story: 5 Important Environmental Lessons from Nature Cat
WOW!! Did you know just ONE tree can provide enough oxygen for two people for their entire life! ��
That’s Nature-ific! Go ahead and hug a tree like our pal Hal to say thank you! pic.twitter.com/OVhr7oUX3z
— Nature Cat (@NatureCatShow) January 28, 2021
And for some interactive fun, there's an Earth Day theme on the Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum Hero Maker game today! Learn about some amazing historical heroes that helped teach people to take care of the earth.
We hope these resources help you celebrate Earth Day wherever you are in the world!
Looking for more ways to encourage a love for our planet with your little ones?
Check out our Earth Day Playlist which features some of our favorite friends, from Daniel Tiger to the Wild Kratts, approach taking care of our earth and how you can too!
Trying out some planting at home? Check out our illustrated Green Bag Sunflower Growing Guide:
Want to learn about the importance of pollinators and how to start a pollinator friendly garden? Then take a peek at:
Looking for some craft ideas using recyclable materials found around your home? Check out this great list inspired by some of our favourite friends via 9 Story:
And we've got some great GREEN tips from our Green Bag committee to help inspire positive changes:
And for more on Earth Day 2022 and how you can take action, visit EarthDay.org