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February 2015 Earth Tones

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Organizing or looking for an Earth Day Event? Use our interactive calendar!

Halfway through the Waking the Frog Initiative – Check out valuable materials and get involved today!

Get Involved in the EcoKids Battery Busters Audit

Last Call for the EcoKids Battery
Hero Art Contest!

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Deb Doncaster, President,Earth Day Canada

Deb Doncaster, President,
Earth Day Canada

To mark Earth Day Canada's 25th anniversary, we are excited to present a new 'Earth Day Every Day' campaign for you! 'Earth Day Every Day' will provide a national framework to support people reducing their carbon footprint by 2020, in line with established global targets. Choices we make over the next five years will have a dramatic impact on our future and whether we, our children and following generations will be facing more moderate versus more extreme climate impacts. 'Earth Day Every Day' will help you make green choices, measure the impact of our collective effort, and highlight significant events and milestones. Together we'll sustain and build our motivation to lay a greener path by 2020, the year Earth Day, the movement, celebrates its 50th anniversary.

On Earth Day (April 22nd), 'Earth Day Every Day' will encourage you to:

 

Pledge your support to make every day Earth Day by 2020 and choose a clean commuting option as your Earth Day 2015 action

Submit your signature for an Earth Day 2015 flag headed for Paris in December where 196 countries will meet to sign a new climate agreement

Give $25 for our 25th anniversary to ensure this campaign is inclusive and impactful.

Sign up today and we'll send you useful downloadable tools and resources to get the word out about Earth Day 2015 to your co-workers, at your school and within your organization. Thanks for getting excited for Earth Day 2015 - together, we can make collective impact that improves our planet, our health and the health of future generations.

Deb Doncaster

President, Earth Day Canada

Organizing or looking for an Earth Day Event? Use our interactive calendar!


Earth Day Countdown widgetAre you planning an Earth Day event this April, or looking for a local eco-happening? Look no further than Earth Day Canada’s event calendar, an interactive tool which allows you to post what you’ve got planned for Earth Day or to search for an event in your community. Join others who are doing something green for the planet this April; use the Earth Day event calendar today. BONUS: we've posted a downloadable 'count down to Earth Day' widget on our website too. Click here to get the files and display it on your event's website and social media listings.

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Unveiling the Free Market Myth webinar March 4, 2015

Halfway through the Waking the Frog Initiative – Check out valuable materials and get involved today!


On February 18th, clean tech entrepreneur and carbon mitigation champion Tom Rand hosted the second of four Waking the Frog webinars, marking the halfway point of the Waking the Frog Initiative to increase carbon literacy and 'talk carbon' with community leaders.

Missed out? Get involved today and register for the next Webinar; you'll receive free materials and the opportunity to influence the carbon conversation in Canada.

In Wednesday's ‘Unveiling the Free Market Myth’ conversation, Tom discussed why the market economy is both a curse and a blessing in addressing climate change. Click here to view a recording of the webinar in case you missed it or want to get caught up.  We’ve also posted some materials in our newest blog post, including key take-away points from the webinar and our second original graphic animation on the subject.  Check it out!

To register for the upcoming webinar and to access further multimedia resources on the Waking the Frog initiative, click here.

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Get Involved in the EcoKids Battery Busters Audit

Get Involved in the EcoKids Battery Busters Audit


Developed in partnership with Call2Recycle, EcoKids Battery Busters Audit is an opportunity for students to investigate and learn about the batteries in their home and school, as well as, the environmental impacts of batteries and how to safely recycle dead batteries.

The instructions and worksheets can be downloaded from ecokids.ca/busters. If you are using iPads or tablets to complete a paperless audit, try using an annotation app (such as iAnnotate or Notability) to track your results.  

Share your classroom’s audit results with EcoKids and you could win a free pizza lunch and an EcoKids classroom kit! Results will be accepted until March 31, 2015. The winning classroom, selected by random draw, will be notified on April 7, 2015. 

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Last Call for the EcoKids Battery Hero Art Contest!


YouCalling all students in grades K-8! This is a reminder that the EcoKids Battery Hero Art Contest, in partnership with Call2Recycle, runs until February 27, 2015. Make sure to submit your Battery Hero on time!  

The EcoKids Battery Hero Art Contest is a fun contest for students in grades K-8, encouraging them to put their creative talents to work. To boost awareness around proper battery recycling, we are asking students to create their battery hero, a superhero who prevents batteries from filling up our landfills. The winning battery hero will star in a new episode of Paddy the Beaver on the Kidoons Network and be featured on ecokids.ca! For more information about the
contest, visit us at ecokids.ca/contests.

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