The Earth Day Theme for 2023:
According to Earth.org, "Acting as a continuation of last year’s well-received campaign, the 2023 theme - Invest in Our Planet - is focused on engaging governments, institutions and businesses with individuals, communities and conservation organizations to be accountable for taking cutting-edge approaches in order to make the progress necessary to tackle the climate crisis."
By all accounts, this is a critical theme for the world as a whole. But what exactly does this mean to us as students?
Investing doesn't just mean spending money! It can also be investing in time by learning about the impact of climate change and what reduce, reuse and recyle mean.
Investment can also be taking action to make changes in your daily life; plant trees; not waste water; reduce your carbon footprint; pick up litter/trash in a park; and volunteer with a nonprofit organization, etc. Each of these seemingly small actions can help make our planet healthier.
Sharing what you've learned with other students and adults also is investing in our planet. Having conversations about climate challenges helps encourage others to consider what they can do.
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing our planet today. The only way to make a real difference is by bringing people together, regardless of age, to discuss how we can make a positive impact on our environment. That’s how KID POWER can raise awareness of the need to work together, building a better future for ourselves and generations to come. We can do this!
Call to Action for students of all ages:
Be accountable for helping to address the challenges of climate change to our planet and our generation.
Not sure what you can do?
Check out the activities below to get lots of ideas - regardless of your age - that you can do!
Again this year, we've done the hard work for you with our 'Down-to-Earth' Earth Day Activities 2023 . Jackson hopes this makes it easier for you and your child(ren) to plan and celebrate Earth Day 2023 with three new projects/activities. NOTE: Both the 2023 and 2022 Earth Day activities packets include resources on related topics.
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to download PDF of all new activities for Earth Day 2023.
Click on this image ONLY to download PDF Sample Town Maps for that project in Earth Day 2023 activities.
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to download PDF of 2022 Earth Day activities which you can also use for 2023.
Resources for Students, Parents and Teachers
How to TalkTo Your Kids about Climate Change
Wondering how to explain to your children what climate change is and why it's so important? We discovered two websites that give tips on how to speak to your children based on their ages and comprehension; help them grasp what's happening and what we all can do; and so without the dire predictions that can cause them to worry.
Resources to Plan Earth Day 2022 for Homeschooled Students and Families with Kids of All Ages
We've discovered lots of wonderful websites filled with kid-friendly information related to climate change.
Several different pages have links to international, national and local organizations. Just click on the links below to find what you want and need to make this easy on you and a fun learning experience for the children in your life.
General resources for international, national and local groups that support or have their own tree planting activities.
Resources to plan a climate change unit or get climate change curriculum info both free and to purchase as well as more organizations that have tree planting campaigns.