Go Green with GPB!

Posted April 15, 2011 by Tamara Harper
Go Green with GPB!

Recycle! Renew! Reuse! April 22 is Earth Day, a day to raise awareness on environmental issues in our communities. The Earth Day Network (EDN) is an organization that works to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. EDN’s “Earth Day 2011” will be organized around A Billion Acts of Green campaign – the largest environmental service campaign in the world – is steadily building commitments by individuals, corporations, and governments in honor of Earth Day. For more information, visit the Earth Day Network website to learn how to get involved and make this world a better place!

 

GPB is committed to educating viewers on the importance of conservation in Georgia. GPB’s local program Georgia Outdoors will air a special Earth Day episode on Friday, April 22 at 8:30 PM. To learn more about GPB efforts, visit the GPB Earth Day resource page.

 

The earth is what we all have in common and your favorite PBS Kids characters are getting involved in Earth Day, too! Watch GPB Kids, the week of April 18 to see four new episodes of Sid the Science Kid at 12Noon! In each episode, Sid and his friends discuss environmental issues and explore interesting animal habitats.

 

Be a part of the solution and get the entire family involved. Did you know more than 12 million crayons are made each year in the United States? These crayons eventually end up in landfills. Crayons are made of petroleum based wax and it takes many years for them to decompose in our landfills. Let’s make our contribution by recycling crayons in our neighborhoods. The National Crayon Recycle Program collects old broken crayons to recycle them into colorful new crayons called Crazy Crayons. To learn more visit www.crazycrayons.com .

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All volunteers receive training, free parking and a catered meal provided by Carole Parks Catering.

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