Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Children of the Revolution : Earth Day 2012

Happy Earth Day!

Collecting garbage in Algonquin Provincial Park during a 2009 visit

Earth Day is a pretty big deal around this house.  My girls number one goal on Earth Day is to fill as many bags of garbage as possible. They collect litter quite often throughout the year, but Earth Day seems to fill them with an intense motivation. They begin on our street and make their way to a local park, collecting garbage as they go. 

Though it may seem like a small effort in the grand scheme of things, these little efforts they make and the time spent considering why the garbage is even there in the first place will hopefully stick with them and help them be to be better adults. Like looking back on witch trials, segregated schools and the draft, the idea of trash being strewn across our streets, towns, lakes and countries will hopefully seem so antiquated and strange as to barely be believed at all by the time my little girls have children of their own.

It makes me so happy that they still want to and that they genuinely enjoy doing these kind of things. As they grow, I hope it will evolve into a deep understanding of how fragile Mother Earth is, and help them to take pride in their planet. It gives me hope for their future.

What do you and your family do for Earth Day?

Peace and Love,



  1. This is are setting such a great mama teaching your girls to respect the earth. They are adorable by the way, not surprised. Thanks for sharing! xx

  2. Aww - thanks lovely <3 No doubt you are setting the same examples over at your house. Being a mama bear was the best job I ever signed up for, and I will do everything in my power to give them the best foundation I can :) xox