Thursday, April 19, 2007

spt challenge - earth day




"May there only be peaceful and cheerful Earth Days to come for our beautiful Spaceship Earth as it continues to spin and circle in frigid space with its warm and fragile cargo of animate life."

--United Nations Secretary-General U Thant
March 21, 1971.[1]



some americans will observe earth day on sunday. the news has been filled lately with relevant stories about global warming, ecological footprints, compact fluorescent light bulbs, hybrid cars. i haven't seen much in the way of publicity for earth day itself. it is still a deeply rooted grassroots movement, observed by college students, activists and those who are trying to adopt a more *green* way of life.

i mentioned my feelings on this topic in this post several months ago. i know i have a responsibility to keep this planet healthy for our children. i probably don't take as many steps to do that as i should. but i'm trying not to live like an ostrich with my head in the sand, either.

this week's challenge is reduce, reuse, recycle. where are you on the green spectrum? are you an active recycler? do you reuse ziploc bags? do you carpool? use a travel mug? how do you feel about "gently used" items? do you utilize libraries? thrift stores? (kristi??) are your children setting a better example than you?

take a moment this weekend to do one of these earth day activities with the littles in your life. enjoy your spin on planet earth!

19 comments:

Chris said...

How fun! I am a Brownie leader and last year we did something for Earth Day as a troop. The kids had a blast. We don't have something planned this year, but my kids love to dig and plant. So we will do it as a family!!

donna said...

This is a good one. I am thinking!!!!!

Amanda :-) said...

Oh brilliant, brilliant, Lelly!

Chris, I tried to get Erin (nearly 5) signed up for Brownies this year in Britain, and was told I should've put her name on the waiting list at BIRTH because it's so over-subscribed!

So Isla's just 1 yr old now, and I'm worried already that she's too late to get in. What a joke!
I've commented on your blog by the way.

Sorry, Lelly, I'll shove off now.

michelle said...

Wonderful idea Lelly. I am putting my thinking cap on!

Elizabeth said...

This will be fun as usual. Can't wait.

Kari said...

Well, I for one need to do better on recycling and reusing where possible. The best place for me to start is with all the scrap paper in the study! Urgh!

I detest paper clutter and so I try to get rid of it the quickest way possible which is the trash!!
I need to do better!

Stephanie said...

I better start thinking!! :D

Kristi Brooke said...

oh my did i just win the lottery or what?????????

thanks for giving me the best photography weekend of my LIFE!

Jenny said...

Should I be feeling guilty?? I guess better late than never right. This one will have me thinking for sure. Hmmm what to do?

Jill said...

I was nervous when I saw the title, but now I'm excited.

carlo said...

interesting. we have our pto spring fling this weekend so i will have to see how i can work this in...

amy m said...

this will be good...challenging but good.

Lucy said...

I have sort of strong opinions about this. I hope I don't offend anyone. But we don't all have to agree, right? I hope you won't kick me out of SPT.z :)

Amy said...

Oooh.. Kristi feels like she won the lottery and I'm going "hmm." These should be very interesting! I love the earth (truly, madly, deeply), but I'm also strongly in favor of ease (my ease). I'll have to think on this.

Kelly said...

Is anyone else disconcerted and saying, "Where's Lelly today???"

I hope you are doing something marvelously earthy and everything is okay!

Jenny said...

I hope you aren't ill. I too am a bit worried. Are you okay--or maybe just really busy with work. Your groupies are concerned.

Amy said...

I think I've checked here about 10 times today. Seriously missing our Lelly!

Elizabeth said...

Hope everything is okay. Missing you.

Cozzette said...

I know you don't know me but I seen your name/blog on Amy's side bar. I am interested in your SPT challenges so I hope you don't mind I started as of yesterday :)Loved this weeks challenge, I have been motivated to help keep the Earth healthier. Thank you!