Here are 10 simple ways kids and their families can celebrate Earth Day this year:

• Start out Earth Day by taking a shorter shower.

• Wear all green or earth-friendly clothing. If you don't already own something then check out your local vintage or used clothing stores rather than buying something new.

• Carpool to and from school with your friends.

• Try giving up meat for the day and eat only vegetarian foods.

• Turn off the TV and go play outside! Visit your local parks and plan a family picnic; go on a family bike ride around your neighborhood; or go on a garbage walk with your family and pick up all of the trash you find along the way.

• Check out your local library. Many are providing free Earth Day story hours and make sure to read a copy of Dr. Seuss’s "The Lorax" and other earth-friendly books while there.

• Did you know that batteries can be recycled? Visit your local recycling center and learn what other items besides cans and bottles they accept.

• Use that recycling money you just earned by purchasing some flower and vegetable seeds and plant a garden. If you don't have a yard, almost everything can be planted in containers. Look around your house to see what containers (old tin cans, jars, etc.) would make good pots and plant away!

• Visit your local zoo or aquarium. Most offer special Earth Day activities and learn first-hand about the natural environment, plants and animals living there and why it's important to save them.

• In the evening, light some candles and turn off all electricity for at least one hour. Play some board or cards games by candlelight with your family.

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