Earth Day and the Magic School Bus

I started this blog entry on April 8th, and I’m just now getting it posted recycled.  (I’ve made the font green like you see in this sentence for the parts of this entry that I added on Earth Day (Apr. 22).)

This year marks the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day.  (I didn’t totally “grasp” that idea until I saw the year it started… 1970.  Hello?!  That’s the year I was born!  Eek!  I’m turning 40 this year?!?!)

I’m not really “big” into Earth Day.  Don’t get me wrong… I recycle and reuse as much as possible, and I think it’s important to care for what God has given us.  Lately however, it feels as though some have carried the whole concept a bit too far… almost worshiping the earth.  And, nothing should (or could) ever replace our worship of the Creator of the universe.

To celebrate Earth Day, the Magic School Bus and Scholastic have teamed up for a Live Webcast.  Here’s some of the info from their site:

Climb on board with author Joanna Cole and illustrator Bruce Degen on Tuesday, April 20th at 1pm ET / 10am PT as they join Ms. Frizzle to celebrate Earth Day and their new book The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey!

Obviously, the webcast has already occurred.  However, if you’d like to see it, Scholastic still has it available.  Click here to go to the Magic School Bus Live Not-So-Live Webcast site.

Additionally, several blogs are giving away copies of The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge as well as some other fun “go green” prizes.  Go check ’em out, and let me know what you think!

Hip Moms Go Green – ends 4/13

Heart of the Matter – ends 4/18

Jolly Mom – ends 4/19

Never Just a Housewife – ends 4/19

Non-Toxic Kids – ends 4/19

Parent Reviewers – ends 4/19

Book Giveaways – ends 4/20 (book only)

The Shades of Pink – ends 4/20

A Mom’s Review – ends 4/22

She Scribes – ends 4/24 (book only)

Mom Goes Green – winner chosen on 4/26

Shawn Ann’s World – ends 4/26

The Conscious Shopper – ends 4/27

Jinxy Knows Best – ends 4/27

On Our Minds at Scholastic – ends 4/27 (book and poster only)

The Full Mommy – ends 4/29

Simply Stacie – ends 5/6 (Open to CANADA only)

Lady and the Blog – no ending date found

Resourceful Mommy – no ending date found

postage stamp graphic from Cozy Memories; spinning Earth from Maze Guy
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