Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Celebrate Earth Day With a Picnic and a Movie

This coming Friday is Earth Day. There are just SO MANY ways to celebrate this day and almost every blog I follow is talking about it.

I've already mentioned that this weekend, we'll be going to see Disney's new movie, African Cats. Yay! I can't wait! And my kids are excited, too. I hope you get to go and watch it, too. Remember that a portion of the proceeds from the opening week's ticket sales will be donated to the African Wildlife Foundation through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to protect the Amboseli Wildlife Corridor, a passage between the Amboseli, Tsavo West and Chyulu Hills National Parks that is frequently used by lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras, giraffes and a host of other animals in the African savanna.

In addition to movie watching, I think we'll also be participating in the Nature Conservancy's Picnic for the Planet celebration. We're actually creating our own meet-up with school friends. My daughter is working on her invitations.

One other activity that I am working on (thanks to Sabor a Cajeta for sharing on FB!) is B Kind 2 Earth Day. So this week I will be posting the activities that my family is working on to help us remember to appreciate and respect our home planet. Last week, I shared a few photos that reflect the arrival of spring to our area. Here are a few more...

:: Azalea

:: I love irises!

:: Solomon's Seal

:: More iris...

:: Oak-leafed Hydrangea

:: Lily of the Valley

Con mucho cariƱo....