Happy Earth Day!- What is Sustainable Fashion?
Our Posterity = Our Children
Enhancing our children's S.T.E.A.M education is imperative to their success and will help them become innovators of the future.
S.T.E.A.M stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.
Here is a brief history of the most secular celebrated day around the world. according to Earth Day.org
1970 The first Earth Day mobilizes 20 million Americans to call for increased protection for our planet 1990 Earth Day goes global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries 2000 Earth Day leverages the power of digital media to build millions of local conversations across more than 180 countries 2010 Earth Day Network launches A Billion Acts of Green® and The Canopy Project. Earth Day 2010 engages 75,000 global partners in 192 countries 2020 Earth Day 2020 marked 50 years with global activations that aim to mobilize a billion people worldwide for transformative action for our planet
This year's Earth Day theme is "Invest in our Planet"
"We need to act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably). It’s going to take all of us. All in. Businesses, governments, and citizens — everyone accounted for, and everyone accountable. A partnership for the planet."
What are Engineers doing
The preservation of the Earth's environment is important for the planet's survival for future generations to live, thrive, and enjoy. Environmental engineers use engineering skills and principles of biology, chemistry, and soil science to improve things like water and air pollution, recycling, reusing, and waste disposal. Here are some ways they are succeeding:
Improving clean water and sanitation
Reducing toxic gas emissions
Designing structures that help reduce heating and cooling costs
Designing and using robots to help them
What is Sustainable Clothing?
According to Conscious Life and Style, "Sustainable fashion essentially refers to garments and accessories that are produced and/or accessed in an ecologically and socially responsible manner. " This includes, but is not limited to:
Using natural and organic materials like hemp, linen, cotton, silk, wool, and leather.
Checking that items are using ecofriendly dyes
It is important that we teach our children to be conscious of how we live every day. Here are four simple principles that you can teach your children that will benefit themselves and the planet:
Recycling: I know some may think that this is a practice that many people
do every day, but in reality, there are still many communities that do not recycle.
Conservation: This is as simple as turning off a light or fan when leaving the room or turning the water off when brushing your teeth or washing your hands.
Walking or biking: Instead of driving a car to get to wherever you're going, walk or ride your bicycle to the park or a friend's house.
Reusing: Clean out and keep glass jars for uses such as storage containers or drinking glasses.
Hands-on activities help us to cognitively and visually see how things work. By creating things with our hands, we can understand and appreciate the importance of their existence. We can also become better at:
Let's Turn Our Old Clothes Into Something New
Here are some ways we can redesign our old clothes and turn them into something new and useful! Check out these activities from Free Kids Crafts.
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#LEARNING is our Goal We are BRIGHT & SMART