Monday, April 22, 2013

Happy Earth Day!

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. That pretty much sums up our "teaching" for today. It made me feel good that, upon reading a "top ten" list of ways to be "green", we met 9 of them. It's also nice that so many of them are everyday life to the girls - using our own shopping bags every time we buy groceries, waiting for the recycling man on Thursday mornings, planting our own gardens, watching Daddy bike to work most days, buying products from the bulk section and storing in glass mason jars... I've even heard each of the girls, on more than one occasion, comment on a toy that's made of plastic instead of wood. It seems silly to many, but to me it's wonderful. You know what else is wonderful? Homemade (biodegradable) playdoh:

And little homemade playdoh Earth sculptures:

The following places were specifically pointed out on the Earth creations:
  • Kansas
  • Hawaii
  • Africa
  • Washington, DC: "where Barack Obama lives"

Happy Earth Day. Now get out there and do something good for Mother Earth. Build a compost bin. Or get chickens. Or stop washing  your hair and save water.  Or turn off the water while brushing your teeth. Or plant something. GO!

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