Promote Biodiversity in Your Community

Wednesday, May 22 is International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB). The theme for this year is Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health. The theme was set with the goal of raising awareness to the dependency of our food systems and nutrition on biodiversity. What is biodiversity? Simply put, it refers to the variety of living…

What are you doing for Earth Day?

Projects and activities • Read a book about pollution or the environment. Maybe a good time to read or re-read the classic Silent Spring by Rachel Carson? Create a poster, book report, or other display about the important messages in the book. • Create a nature scrapbook from your local area. Add pictures or plant…

Happy International Plant Appreciation Day!

Did you know that April 13 is International Plant Appreciation Day? We always appreciate plants around here, especially our native plants. Native plants bring benefits to Northwest land and water resources, wildlife, and people. Northwest fish and wildlife depend on native plants for food, shelter, and cover. Here are just seven reasons to use native…

Spring Gardening Tips for School and Home Gardens

Spring is here and it’s time to get started on your garden. Whether you’re gardening at school or at home, whether you’re growing edible or decorative plants, we have some tips! First, make sure you have good soil for planting. The best soil composition is called “loamy.” This drains well, but retains some moisture and…

March 10 is Daylight Saving Time – What else can we save?

Daylight saving time 2019 starts at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 10. There’s an interesting and complex history to daylight saving time! While it’s questionable whether daylight saving time conserves energy, we can do other things in our daily lives that without question save resources and will help our Earth. Save energy One easy way…

National Skip the Straw Day

Actions speak louder than words. Many of us have heard this phrase since we were kids. Often, actions do speak louder than words. Recycling and reusing has greater impacts than simply speaking about it. Our actions don’t go unnoticed and our impact is felt by wildlife. Good or bad, our actions have consequences, and their…

Ways to Love the Planet

It’s almost Valentines’ Day! Let’s show our love for the planet. We all live here together, so showing love for our planet is also a way of caring for our family, friends, and neighbors. 1.Participate in Meatless Monday (or Tuesday, or …) Eating more fruits, vegetables, greens, and grains than eggs, dairy, and meat can…