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Earth Day Cookies and Picnic for the Planet


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Earth Day is about celebrating the planet that we live on, it’s a time to focus on building a clean, healthy, diverse world for today and future generations. 

Our planet does a lot for us, we should take it out for lunch. 

So grab a blanket, a basket of food and head to your favorite park or outdoor spot and help the Nature Conservancy set a world record with the largest picnic celebration

I made Earth Day cookies! Heather is a stylist at an Aveda salon, and they are celebrating Earth Month as well, so she asked if I could make some cookies for the salon.

To make these Earth Day Cookies you will need

Earth Day cookie - TidyMom

To make the globe Cookies:

Flood entire cookie with blue icing, then use green to make continents (no need to be exact, you just want the effect)

If you want to write on the cookies, let them dry a few hours before writing “Earth Day”

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To make Smiley Face Cookies

  • blue and green icing (using Callye’s 20-second rule for the consistency) in squeeze bottle
  • blue and green icing, piping consistency, in icing bags with coupler and #5 tip

Flood entire cookie in either blue or green.  Let dry about an hour, then pipe opposite color for eyes and mouth.

Happy Earth Day cookies-TidyMom

To make square cookies

Follow same instructions as above, using square cookies.

On and around April 22, The Nature Conservancy will encourage people all around the world to celebrate the planet we live on by stepping outside and enjoying good food with great company.

In 2011, the inaugural Picnic for the Planet was a great success with thousands of people joining more than 600 picnics in 61 countries on all seven continents.  We even held our own virtual picnic on many of our blogs.

2012:  Bigger and Better!

For Earth Day 2012 (April 22), The Nature Conservancy will once again ask people to get outside and join the world’s largest picnic celebration. And this year we are going to make it official: we will attempt to set the world record for the most people picnicking in a 24-hour period. Web visitors can either browse the Conservancy-sponsored picnic events around the world, including in cities like Seattle, Boston and Melbourne, Australia, or sign up to host a picnic with family and friends. Anyone who holds a Picnic for the Planet with at least 25 people can download the materials to be officially included in the record-breaking attempt.

Please join me and a group of friends and fellow bloggers in celebrating Earth Day this year by having a picnic for the planet.  What better way to celebrate the Earth Day than with a picnic?

Picnic for the Planet Basket Giveaway


To make you picnic planning easier, and help spread the word, we are each giving away a filled picnic basket! (total value approximately $75 USD)

  • Coleman Collapsible canvas basket lined with gingham fabric
  • Official Picnic for the Planet merchandise (water bottle, tee, blanket, temporary tattoo)
  • Reusable bamboo utensil set by To-Go Ware
  • Popchips
  • Peeled Snacks organic dried fruit
  • Green and Black chocolate bar
  • Back to Nature crackers and cookies
  • Burt’s Bees chapstick


Simply leave a comment on this post telling me what what changes you have made or plan to make to help care for our planet.  That’s it! (if you are reading this post via email, please note that you must enter on the blog post, NOT by replying to the email)

Earn Extra Entries

For additional chances to win this picnic basket and for some fantastic picnic ideas for Earth Day, be sure to visit these other sites this week:

Official Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to US residents only. Void where prohibited . Must be over 18. Giveaway will end on April 22 2012 at 11:59 pm CST. One winner with a valid entry will be selected at random using Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be selected. TidyMom, and The Nature Conservancy are not responsible for lost or undelivered emails.

Good Luck!


Disclaimer:The Nature Conservancy provided the baskets for this giveaway.

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    We have made many changes the past few years. We recycle, compost, and have our own veggie and herb garden. I am working on getting fruiting plants this year. We have rain barrels to water our gardens. I have started crafting and using things around the house that we no longer use. I make all of our bread, bagels and treats. I have started making all of my own cleaning supplies. I used the bottles and containers from my old store bought ones. Those are the main big things that we do. :)

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    We are eating less processed food and more fresh ingredients!

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    MichelleH says:

    I bow to your icing writing skills. Your cookies are gorgeous!

    We are going to start composting this year.

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    I’m following lots of your beautiful boards. I <3 Pinterest!

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    We’re growing more of our own produce!

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    Cheryl, many thanks for supporting The Nature Conservancy this Earth Day! We adore these Earth Day cookies. Almost too pretty to eat (almost!).
    -Madeline, The Nature Conservancy

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    we re-use whenever we can, recycle/re purpose, and try to grow as much of our own food as possible. Just added a few chicks to our garden (for fertilizer and of course the eggs)

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    I got a Soda Stream machine and now put 36 less plastic bottles in the landfill less a month!!

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    Oh Cheryl I LOVE your Earth Day cookies! I was hoping to make some this year too, but ran out of time with too many other cookie projects this week. These are just perfect and I saved a copy of them in my inspirations folder for next year. Thanks for the tutorial. As far as what I do for the planet, I re-use all my decorating bags and simply wash them. I recycle everything I can. I ride my bike most places instead of the car. We pick up trash and our family also cleans up graffiti and other community service. Thanks Cheryl!

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    use less paper, recycle and compost to reduce waste.

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    HA! I’m dying over these creative cookies! Beautiful job!

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