Emma, Preston | April 2, 2018
It’s hard for me to pick what I like best about Earth Day. The focus on loving all the wonders our earth provides? Check! The encouragement to get outside? Check! The inspiration to do something good for our world? Check! Given this, it was hard for us at Idea Exchange to narrow down how best to celebrate Earth Day with the members of our community. So, we decided, why bother narrowing down? Instead let’s plan an Earth Day Extravaganza with something fun for everyone!
Drop in at our Preston location on Sunday, April 22 from 2:00 – 4:00pm for a community clean-up, seed swap, crafts and activities.
And if you want to celebrate Earth Day everyday then check out these great resources:
- Idea Exchange Preston Seed library
- Tool Lending Library
- Preston Children’s Garden
- Ready, Set, Grow: Tween Garden Club
If you’re new to environmentalism, here’s a small list of films to get you up to speed…
Planet Earth (2007) is arguably one of the most comprehensive and stunning documentaries to ever showcase our planet. Produced by the BBC with an unprecedented budget, this 11-episode documentary series explores our beautiful planet from pole to pole. New technologies have allowed our world to be captured with even more detail in Planet Earth II (2017).
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017) also came out last year. This is the 10th anniversary follow-up to former US Vice President Al Gore’s ground breaking documentary An Inconvenient Truth (2006), based on his book of the same title.
If you’re interested in a Canadian production, seek out Miracle Planet (2004), a three-part documentary project between the National Film Board of Canada and the Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK). Presenting a geological history of our planet, the English language version of this film is narrated by Christopher Plummer.