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These Classroom Planet Gives Will Make Our Earth Happier

Let’s make our earth happier! Giving back to our planet does not have to be grand gestures such as driving an electric car or installing solar panels. However, there are planet gives that can be done from inside or outside the classroom that help make our earth much happier. Here are some ways you can give back to Mother Earth:

Set Up Giving Reminders Around the Classroom

This is a wonderful way to promote earth-saving habits while also allowing students to be creative. Create colourful, bright signs to put around the classroom or even outside! By putting up these signs, it not only helps to remind students and teachers to save energy and reduce waste but also brightens the classroom. These signs could remind students and teachers to switch off the light when they leave the classroom or to turn off the tap when you are not using it.

Have A Community Clean Up Day To Make Our Earth Happier

Another way to help make our earth happier is by keeping it clean! Set a day help pick up trash and clean inside or outside the classroom. This helps to keep not only your learning environment clean but also helps to make sure that the trash on the ground does not make it to our oceans!

Create and Use Classroom Recycling Bins

A fun new way to learn about recycling and recycling habits can be to create your own recycling bins for either their own homes or for the classroom. This is a great arts and craft activity that also teaches recycling habits and can be a fun way to practice how to sort through our trash.

Find Ways To Say ‘Thank You Earth!’

This a way to express our appreciation for Mother Earth while also practicing your writing skills. Write a letter to Mother Earth telling her all the things you are thankful for, it can be as simple as thanking her for the tree right outside your house or for the bright sunny days!

Learn More About Our Planet and Environment!

Another way that will make our earth happier is learning more about it! By learning more about the environment and how we can help, this helps us to understand how much the earth does for us. Learning about the environment and about the earth does not necessarily have to be documentaries but “The Lorax” is a wonderful film written by Dr. Seuss that teaches the importance of tress in our lives.

Host a Can Drive

An interesting way to support environmental organizations from the classroom could be collecting cans as a class. When the collection bin is full, you could cash in the collected cans and use the money collected to support local organisations that are supporting the environment. This could also be a fun competition done school wide to help raise money for the environment while also practicing recycling habits!

These are just a few ideas on how you can be giving back to our planet earth. For more information and ideas on how you can be giving back and help make our earth happier, check out 365give( for more giving ideas.

What people are saying about 365give

“I wanted to express my gratitude for the teaching you provided today. Your message was delivered eloquently, compassionately, and without judgment. The kids were engaged, and now have knowledge with which they can change the world. We all appreciated how you took the time to help us learn to build positive mindsets and practice happiness.”
Shelley Gardner, Grade 6 Ridgeview Elementary (West Vancouver)
“Actions really do speak louder than words, which is why I believe the 365give Challenge has resonated throughout my community. Every give we do is so important to us and leaves us happier and appreciating our lives a little bit more than before.”
Mahina Niyozova (Tajikistan)
“After watching the 365give TEDx Talk, I was inspired to join and begin a daily giving program in India. Today, along with 12 other volunteer women, we provide 100 meals to local underprivileged children in Bangalore for school every day.”
Deepika Ahuja, Mom (Bangalore, India)
“My life has greater meaning now.”
Renate Jorge, @BeKindBrazil and 365give Member, Family Program (Brazil)
“I just wanted to share that 365give really helped me. I am a better person now, thank you.”
MayLee, 365give Member, Individual Program
“This 365give Challenge has really injected excitement and extra enthusiasm in each work day as I think about what we can do. It has motivated me and the students.”
Cristina Peters, School Counselor (New York City, USA)
“I have seen a huge shift in energy throughout my classroom since doing the 365give Challenge. The Challenge has empowered my students to make a positive difference in the school’s community and beyond.”
Cella Adriana, Special Needs Educator /The Holliswood School (New York City, USA)
“The 365give Challenge helps students understand their impact on others. It opens avenues for introducing and discussing global and local issues in classrooms. It is powerful to watch students of all ages think about how they can make a change in another person’s life with one small act.”
Jessica Hall, Primary Teacher, French Immersion at École Pauline Johnson (West Vancouver, Canada)