I created a social media post about our products and their nontoxic properties in celebration of Earth Day/Week, just after I posted a reminder to our homeschool group about upcoming Earth Week activities. It got me thinking about all the options for our family, for adults and kids to participate in learning about climate change, the environment, and other realities of our planet. These are some of the small ways we’ll be participating, hopefully you’ll find something of interest! Please post a comment about how you plan to celebrate this week, we’d love to hear about it!

I’ll be taking our kids to a nature walk and lesson on 7 ways kids can save the earth hosted by Leah Zerbe, health journalist and Climate Reality leader, at Potter’s Farm. As part of our quest for knowledge on climate change, in a way that makes it digestible for our kids, we’re reading the following books:  Hoot by Carl Hiaasen, The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert and,  A Tree is Nice by Janice May Udry. Our kids have been fascinated, and full of questions about what they’re learning with these books.

I’ve spent time researching native trees to plant by using information and assistance from my Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, look yours up! They’re very helpful.

The March for Science in Washington DC is being held on Earth Day. I attended the Women’s March and found it to be a very empowering and positive experience (for me and my children). From the EarthDay.org website:

This Earth Day, April 22, Earth Day Network and the March for Science are co-organizing a rally and teach-in on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The day’s program will include speeches and trainings with scientists and civic organizers, musical performances, and a march through the streets of Washington, D.C. The crowd will gather at 8:00am, and the teach-in will begin at 09:00am.

This Earth Day, join the effort to defend the vital public service role science plays in our communities and our world.

Science serves all of us.

It protects our air and water, preserves our planet, saves lives with medical treatments, creates new industries, puts food on our tables, educates the next generation, and safeguards our future.

Science isn’t Democratic or Republican, liberal or conservative. Indeed, threats to science are pervasive throughout governments around the world.”

I’m proud of our company, and the products we manufacture and sell. The Earth, and our impact on it, must be considered every day. Sometimes it’s difficult to work nail products into the goings-on in our country but Earth Day is an easy fit. We only research and develop earth friendly products, we never have (never will) test on animals and, we share your commitment to safe technology and quality beauty products. For more information about our company checkout www.PolstonandCo.com

Have a productive Earth Day!