Tuesday, April 16, 2013

all things good and green

do you have an
all things good and green
piece of news to share?

or would you like to tell us
about your Earth Day doings?


As the Writes blog enters the last week of its Earth Day celebration, I'm happy to share space with educators, librarians, students, and any readers who would like to stop by and comment on all things good and green. It'd be great to hear what's going on with curriculums, classrooms, and reading lists, as well as any work being done in schools (or communities). Planting gardens, trees, recycling, water conservation, learning about the inner workings of our planet and how to operate in synergy with nature...please share anything and everything you do, have done, or plan on for the future. Sharing is welcomed for all grade levels, preschool to high school.

As thanks for your participation, anyone who submits a comment between now and Earth Day (April 22, 2013 midnight) will be entered to win a wildflower gift pack (see below) or one of four signed copies of wildflowers. Please note that a separate Goodreads Giveaway runs through Earth Day, and free Kindle downloads of wildflowers will be available on April 22.

wildflower gift pack includes:
1 signed copy of wildflowers
1 12x12 original painting, 
recycled mixed media on canvas
1 travel-size orange moleskin journal,
1 hand-crafted bookmark

blog giveaway winners will be drawn on 4.23

**please note**
wildflowers is rated PG-13

If you wish to participant and you're under the age of 18, please get your parents permission.  Kids and teens should only use first names or initials when commenting, and if one of these participants win a drawing, alternate gifts will be awarded.  Winners under the age of 13 will receive the middle grade novel, Here Where the Sunbeams are Green by Helen Phillips and for those under the age of 8, the picture book All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon will be gifted.  Please indicate your age when commenting to receive the appropriate prize.


  1. Here's a green tip:
    It is the time of year when we all want to get outside to enjoy the nice weather. But there is always several bugs to annoy us. I use an organic bug repellent because I don't want to put the poison ingredients of commercial sprays on my body. Here is the formula I use:
    1/3 c apple cider vinegar
    1/3 c witch hazel or cheap vodka
    5 drops of eucalyptus or citronella oil.

    I prefer witch hazel and eucalyptus oil.

  2. Shirley, Great tip! Thank you!