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.
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!