Happy Belated Earth Day!! What a wonderful day to celebrate this phenomenal planet and come together as one in the fight that has begun to save her.
Lately, I have been pondering the world that my baby girl will grow up in and the knowledge she will need to endeavour to save it. As an ex teacher (shouldn't really say "ex" for the art never dies in one) I'm ashamed to have had the same thoughts that most parents I'm sure have had, "They'll learn that at school." And yes, she will but the learning which happens in the home is by far the stronger.
We have always lived rather "greenly" but from now on we will lead by example and rather than contentedly sitting back resting on our laurels safe in the assumption that this next generation will fix everything....we will empower her with the tools to do her darnedest to do so. Under my kindred spirits over on the right I have made a list of my goals for living a more eco friendly life. Those with hearts next to them are already chugging along nicely. The rest are to be tackled over the coming weeks and months. I'd love you to join me on my little quest!
Please raise your glasses and be upstanding to toast this amazing whirling ball of rock and water and gas. May her rivers always run, may her seas be full of life, may her air be clean and pure, may her forests grow strong and deep...may her people come to learn the many errors of their ways....may she forgive them!