The event will be held on Thursday, April 22, 2021. The event starts at 8:00 am. The event ends at Thursday, April 22 at 9:30pm.
Join Us For Earth Day
Earth Day was founded in 1970 as a day of education about environmental issues, and Earth Day 2021 will occur on Thursday, April 22—the holiday’s 51st anniversary. The holiday is now a global celebration that’s sometimes extended into Earth Week, a full seven days of events focused on green living. There are many things to focus on that impact our environment and the Clark Sports Center will be focusing on plastic pollution.
Plastic, plastic, plastic. The prolific use of plastic in our world is staggering — humans have created some 8.3 billion metric tons of the stuff, the equivalent 800,000 Eiffel Towers.
Plastic pollution is a problem because of its long-lasting effects — this petroleum-based, man-made material never fully degrades. According to estimates by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, one plastic bottle takes at least 450 years to break down. Recent research suggests that worldwide, only 9 percent of plastics ever made have been recycled.
The first step is to commit yourself to logging each and every item of food for a whole day. Start with breakfast and include everything, even the bowl of cereal you eat at 2am because time doesn’t seem to exist anymore.
Compile all of your packaging and food waste, and then take a hard look at what you have: Is there a lot of plastic? Are any of your food scraps compostable? Are your leftovers stored in plastic or glass containers?
Once you know your food habits and the waste you produce, you can start making some adjustments. For one example, swap out daily yogurt cups for one larger container to reduce the total plastic used; get rid of the daily plastic water bottles and use refillable ones.
The Great Global Cleanup
When it comes to individual action for the common good, one of the best ways that people can make an impact for our planet is by cleaning up our public spaces. Our pollution problem is getting out of hand and our environment is suffering for it. Open landfills emit dangerous greenhouse gasses, waste and pollution that enter our oceans and freshwater. Microplastics even make it into our food and the air we breathe.
Through this global effort, cleanups reduce waste and plastic pollution, improve habitats, prevent harm to wildlife and humans and even lead to larger environmental action.
Look For Us…and We Will Look For You!
The Sports Center staff will be doing their part in this cleanup by walking the roads and streets around the Sports Center and picking up garbage.
We would like to see families joining in cleaning up their streets or roads. Make it a family event – what we all do today can have a great impact on our environment tomorrow. Plus, our roads and streets will be clean and not an eyesore. Take pride in what we can do to improve our world!
Virtual Kidz Korner – Birdseed Pine Cones
This week in Kidz Korner, we are building Bird Seed Pine Cones. Follow the steps below:
- Find a few medium sized pine cones.
- Attach string to the top of the pine cone.
- Carefully apply peanut butter on the sides. Be sure to fill holes.
- Spread birdseed on plate, roll pine cone in the seed coating.
- Hang outside and enjoy watching the feathered friends.
Virtual Kidz Korner – Kids Zumba with Veronica
Check out our Kids playlist on YouTube for exciting Zumba choreography with Veronica!