Celebrate Earth Day Locally

The first official Earth Day was on April 22, 1970. Since then, the theme of this annual day of observance has been: “Think globally, act locally.” Here in the Lakes Region of NH, there are some wonderful events happening to celebrate Earth Day 2017 next weekend, but there is always room for more. For those wishing to create new local Earth Day activities, we’ve also listed a great resource to help get you started!

Earth Day Celebration Activities – Friday, April 21, 10am – Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, Tamworth, NH – Enjoy unplugged family time at a historic farmstead! All ages will have fun with history-based activities, including participating in farm chores, watching a blacksmith demo, and playing group trivia. The day also features two Earth Day talks—Birds Walk & Talk, and All About Bees. Admission includes access to the entire museum and farm for self-led exploration. www.remickmuseum.org/events/earth-day

Earth Day Celebration – Friday, April 21, 10am – 3pm – New Hampshire Farm Museum, Milton, NH – More family-friendly activities! Make a bird kite, plant a maple tree, create a birdhouse, and take part in the daily farm chores. Don’t forget to visit with the animals! For more information, please visit www.farmmuseum.org.

Easy, DIY Clean Living Hacks & Earth Day Celebration – Saturday, April 22, 10am – 11am – SunFlower Natural Foods, Laconia, NH – Learn how to make earth-friendly, non-toxic, inexpensive household cleaners, room sprays, and body care items. Class participants will receive DIY recipes, sample products, and special discounts. Free samples, raffle baskets and lots of fun! www.sunflowerNH.com

The first Earth Day activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of many groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed, including the landmark Clean Air ActClean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. Earth Day went global twenty years later, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries, which brought environmental issues to the world stage.

This year, Earth Day Network’s campaign is Environmental & Climate Literacy. The organization has a goal of achieving global climate and environmental literacy by Earth Day 2020. To achieve this goal, the Earth Day Network is reaching out with toolkits for those who want to promote environmental education through teach-ins and other activities in their communities. Please visit www.earthday.org for more information.

Remember, Earth Day is every day!

For additional information on Meredith and some of the great events happening around the Lakes Region, visit www.meredithareachamber.com and www.lakesregion.org. And don’t forget to stop by the Mill Falls at the Lake website, too, at www.millfalls.com.

Carrie Reed
The Mill Falls Blogging Team

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