Magazine article Curriculum Review

The Earth Needs You!

Magazine article Curriculum Review

The Earth Needs You!

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Before you know it, Earth Day will be upon us. Celebrated annually on April 22, schools and communities organize numerous activities to promote awareness. To help you plan your own initiatives and to learn more about what is happening around the world, you can join the Earth Day Network at: Joining is easy--and free! Once you've joined, you can create a webpage to represent your class or school, participate in discussions with other members and more.

With well over 15,000 organizational partners from every corner of the globe and a 37-year history of helping to coordinate Earth Day events worldwide, EDN brings together the largest number of Earth Day coordinators and coalition builders ever. Join this network today and benefit from all sorts of great resources.

A Top 10 Recycling Tip List

10. Computers: Old computers are filled with toxins that can contaminate food and water supplies. These toxins can cause serious health problems. Instead of tossing an old PC, send it back to the manufacturer. Many will accept nonworking computers for a nominal fee and recycle it. If your computer still works, donate it. Contact the National Cristina Foundation at: They'll match you with someone in need (don't forget to wipe your hard drive clean first!).

9. Cell phones: Old cell phones contain many of the same toxins as computers, plus they can help women housed in domestic violence shelters. Contact the Wireless Foundation to find out where to send your phone to help women at risk. Drop your phone off at the Body Shop or visit: for other options.

8. Other Electronics: TVs, PDAs, cameras, MP3 players, and more can be recycled too! Visit They'll send you a prepaid shipping label, recycle your goods for a profit and then donate all of the proceeds to a national breast cancer charity. …

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