What with the Earth Day and the organic food and the hormone-free milk and the biodegradable condoms (okay, maybe I made that one up), I’ve been thinking about how kids remind us to be our best people. Especially when they catch us not practicing what we preach when it comes to the environment.
Example a la Cha Cha, who writes of teaching her boyfriend’s daughter to recycle (and it rubs off on the little girl’s mother):
I don’t know that she necessarily gets the global significance of what she’s doing. She’s 4. I think it’s more about the sorting aspect of it. But they usually have a full bin of cycling at the end of the week.
I take a teensy bit of pride in this. But wait! It gets better!
Turns out that the old owners of Mr. Wonderful’s house left a recycling bin in the shed. With The Ladybug being so enthusiastic about cycling, the extra bin went with her to her mother’s house.
Hurray! And so, in honor of the wee ones, our fearless managing editor Denise asked me to catch kids doing the right thing.
First up, yay for Canadians! Schoolchildren pitched in to help buy a section of rainforest to protect it.
Next, kids ranging from an adorable preschooler to a hottie teenager instruct us how to conserve energy inside our homes.
These kids combined recycling with charity by RECYCLING TO BENEFIT HAITIAN ORPHANS.
Want to involve your kids in their world but don’t know how? Check out NatureMomsBlog for environment-friendly activities that don’t all involve popsicle sticks.
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