Earth Day 2021: Get Your Green on, Your Way
April 12, 2021
Earth Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the environmental work and action that individuals and organizations do year-round. The day also draws attention to how humans interact with, depend on, and affect our planet. We’ve gathered an assortment of things to read, watch, do at home, and attend, all with a focus on our vital relationship with the earth. Get your green on!
Materials Recommended by Staff for Adults and Teens
- Climate SOS
- Embrace Nature
- Environmental Disasters and Dystopias
- Hope for the Planet
- Movies with an Environmental Message
Materials to Explore with Kids
- Caring for Mother Earth
- BOOMbox at Home: Elements
- Get Out of the House
- Help Stop Littering (perfect for ages 3-8)
If you’re looking for activities to do at home, or wherever you are, we’ve got an Earth Day 'storytime at home' sheet, as well as a trio of Earth Day simple science activities: making soil horizons dessert cups, nature seed bombs, and chia seed egg heads.
Library Events Related to Earth Day
For kids, we’ve got an online Wonderful World storytime on Saturday, April 17. We’ll repeat the Wonderful World storytime on Facebook Live on April 21. On April 22, explore the importance of water with the Just a Drop of Water Earth Day Exploration, designed for kids grades K-3.
For adults, learn about backyard birding with Beginner’s Guide to Birding on Sunday, April 18. And join a discussion of the anime film Weathering with You on Wednesday, April 21. The film is available on Hoopla in English or in the original Japanese with English subtitles.
Skokie Spring Greening will take place on Sunday, April 18, and will offer electronics recycling and document shredding. Find more information about Skokie Spring Greening, including accepted electronics and how to get involved.
This Earth Day, we hope you’re able to safely enjoy the pleasures of nature as we learn about and care for this planet we call home.