While of course we should all try to do our part in every small way we can every day to save our planet, Earth Day (April 22) each year gives us the opportunity to pay special attention. This April WRSE organized or participated in three activities to celebrate the day. We our holding our first environmental book event in conjunction with ReadBoston on April 13 in order to bring our members extra inspiration to continue everyday, simple measures that help: using reusable bags, not idling our cars, remembering to walk instead of drive whenever possible, recycling, and many more. The evening includes a wine reception and three-course dinner at West on Centre and the presentation by editor Martin Keogh of his inspiring book of essays Hope Beneath Our Feet. Visit here for more details.
The next afternoon, April 14, we will take our bag outfit on the road again, this time to the Y after-school program at the Lyndon School. We will read the children’s book 10 Things I Can Do To Help My World and talk with the students about ways we can use fewer plastic bags. We will also give them reusable bags to decorate and then take home. This program echoes the one we created as the WRSE tie-in with the 2011 programming for West Roxbury Reads.
Finally, our members will once again this year participate in the citywide cleanup program sponsored by the Mayor’s office for Earth Day called Boston Shines. Last year we organized a group to plant flowers along Centre Street. This year on April 29 and 30 we will be participating again in West Roxbury. Come and join us!
Whatever you do to celebrate Earth Day, count your efforts as a crucial contribution to the “Billion Acts of Green”!