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Kermit was wrong! Turns out, it IS easy being green!

Spring has finally sprung! The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and the air is finally of a temperature where we don’t have to go into full abominable snowman mode in order to leave the house. Yay! But what comes along with spring? Dirt. Garbage. Just general disorder from the months of winter. Luckily for us, April also brings with it Earth Day. A day that we can take advantage of the opportunity to clean up our town. Our Bash The Trash event is a wonderful precursor to Earth Day and a great way to get us and our children thinking about recycling, sustainability, and being more green and gentle with the earth. We all need to do our part to keep this earth in decent shape for our future generations. But what can we do, you ask? A million different things! Go to a park and pick up any trash you see. You can do it as a family, or get a big group together to pitch in. Plant a tree. Commit yourself to using fewer plastic bags. Consider using greener cleaning products such as baking soda and vinegar.  Walk more, drive less. And as for activities for the kids, well, there is a plethora of ideas for that too. Here are a few great ideas to pursue:

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http://todaysmama.com/2013/04/earth-day-activities-for-kids/

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http://www.gettingmessywithmsjessi.com/2013_04_01_archive.html

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http://www.frogsandsnailsandpuppydogtail.com/2014/03/10-earth-day-activities-for-kids.html

Screen Shot 2014-04-07 at 7.53.26 AM http://www.naturalbeachliving.com/2013/04/learning-about-earth-part-2.html On top of all these great ideas, keep a look out for more information from CMOO about other Earth Day events in Oswego. Have fun, get dirty and take care of the Earth! 🙂