Editor's Note: April 22 is Earth Day, as it has been for over 40 years. But why limit it to just one day? Join us here on Nature Notes for the next 10 days for a new environmentally-friendly tip from Karen Shragg, naturalist and director of Wood Lake Nature Center.
Have low-waste "green" parties. Refuse to have paper plates at your next birthday party. Use reusable dishes and request for presents to be wrapped in eco-friendly reusable or recyclable bags.