Family Earth Day Challenge

ANIMALlitterToday is Earth Day 2014! Every year on April 22, over a billion people in 190 countries take action for Earth Day.

A worldwide celebration of our home planet.

People all around the world are reminded of the problems that we need to work on . . . like how litter hurts our animals. Litter that is in your neighborhood can wash into the storm drains, end up in rivers, and eventually the ocean. Along the way, animals either try to eat the little or get caught up in pieces of it.

Did you know that litter is also an indirect killer? Tossed from car windows, it puts curious animals in the path of oncoming vehicles.


I challenge you today, to take a few of those plastic bags you have at home and go for a walk with your family. Even if you only have 10 minutes, walk around your block and pick up the litter that you see.

Every little bit helps – because – every LITTER bit HURTS!
For a few videos on how little hurts animals, scroll down.

  • Spend time with your family
  • Get a little exercise
  • Take a few minutes and clean up our world – starting with your own neighborhood.
  • Don’t forget to RECYCLE!! Don’t throw it all away. Most of what you will find – can probably be recycled.

For an extra little challenge, try to find a way to “repurpose” a piece of litter that you find in your neighborhood đŸ™‚

You don’t have to get together with a big group of people to make a difference. If you would like to and you live in Whitewater, WI – join us today at 5:30 p.m. Click here for more information.

If you would like some more KID-friendly ways to help take care of our planet, click here. You will find videos, stories and links to information about:

  • 3R’s
  • How Garbage hurts animals
  • Pollution Solutions
  • Repurpose Items For Your Kitchen
  • Garden watering tips
  • Planting trees for your tomorrow
  • Composting
  • Group activities
  • & More

Video: How garbage hurts animals

Video: Shows How Street Litter Hurts Our Creeks (from Philadelphia, but is helpful information for all).