NJASL is partnering with the EarthDay Network for Read for the Earth Initiative, asking students in grades K - 8 to promote environmental awareness and to develop a greater appreciation for nature throughout the month of April.
Reading books is a great way for children to learn about important issues, and Reading for the Earth aims to increase environmental literacy among young readers in grades K-8 nationwide. Earth Day Network created Reading for the Earth as a national platform that libraries can use to inspire young readers to gain a better appreciation for nature and get informed about environmental issues.
To join the effort, students will be asked to visit their local library, pick up a book and pledge to read it during the month of April. Each book pledged will be counted as an "act of green" in our A Billion Acts of Green campaign, an international effort to collect one billion acts of environmental service. Earth Day Network is also encouraging libraries to sponsor Earth Day activities for students in their communities, including book readings and video screenings, which will also contribute to A Billion Acts of Green.
Find out how to participate at http://www.earthday.org/Reading