Earth Day

 

2020/04/20

Each year we celebrate Earth Day to show our commitment to our environment. Just as our Earth gives to us, we work hard to ensure we are giving back to our Earth. Our vision is to keep our customers and communities top of mind in all we do, and to constantly innovate to transform for people and our planet. We do so by being cognizant of our material use before, during and after our products lifecycle. 

This year marks 50 years of Earth Day and while we may be celebrating a bit differently, we want to encourage you to celebrate with us. 

As many of us work from home during this time, here are a few ways to celebrate Earth Day together. 

Screen-Shot-2020-04-14-at-2-08-07-PM.pngEarth Day Crayon Craft
As we encourage others to reduce, reuse, recycle, we can create a fun craft while also reusing something old. 

Supplies Needed: 

Muffin Tin
Crayons (Blues and Greens)
Oven

1) Heat your oven to 280 degrees. Add your crayon pieces to the tins. The more you put in, the thicker the final crayon will be which will help prevent breaking.

2) Bake for 10-12 minutes.

3) Carefully remove from oven and allow to cool for about an hour.

4) Place in freezer for about an hour. This will help contract the wax from the sides of the tin and the crayons will pop out. Just be sure you are careful or they could break when you flip them over to drop out. Perhaps you’ll want to use a cookie sheet on top of the tin when you flip it, so the crayons only just drop out.

Allow them to rest for a couple of minutes then use a towel (paper towel or old towel in case of crayon marks) to remove condensation from crayon.

Activity from Today’s Creative Life  

IMG_6517-(1).jpgNature Scavenger Hunt

Create a list of items or activities to find in nature. Share that list with others in your home or coworkers virtually. 

Here are a few items you can include in a scavenger hunt.
- You favorite plant or natural resource
- Water
- Flower
- Bee
- Tree
- Bird
- Spider
- Squirrel 
- Caterpillar 
- Green leaf
- Butterfly


Virtual Earth Day Party 
Host a virtual party with friends, family or co-workers to pot a new plant, build a birdhouse or have an eco-friendly cup of coffee. 

Love the Earth 
Reflect on ways you and your family love the earth. Create a fun craft as a reminder of your love for our planet.

Share your Earth Day activities with us @patcraftfloors