Thursday, April 23, 2009

One Day

Yesterday marks the first time I've ever done something on purpose to celebrate Earth Day. I used to think that, while good in theory, the idea of 'doing' something, on one chosen day, to support the earth really could not help all that much.



But, with the kids both of an age to appreciate the problems caused by humans - and able to see the damage to their favorite wild places with their own eyes - it seemed like a good time to put this day to good use.



So, we got some friends, went out to our absolute favorite swimming hole, and picked up some litter!



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See that empty trash can, over on the right?



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It is amazing what thirty or so people can do in an hour.



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Giving us the rest of the afternoon for lunch, and play.



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Yes, half-naked children... on April 22nd.



I couldn't only choose one of these parachute pictures to post, so here they all are:



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They were having SO much fun!



And then to top it all off, two swans came to visit:



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I got home and heard on the radio about all sorts of 'green' living products and advertisements that apparently surface each April, to take advantage of Earth Day. I wanted to shout at the radio that all you have to do to celebrate Earth Day is, go outside! Go pick up litter in the park!



I won't miss this opportunity again; one day can really do a whole lot for our earth.

5 comments:

topsytechie said...

I love that the swans made it to your header in honor of Earth Day! Kudos to you for the litter pick-up. My three guys and I cleaned up a two mile stretch of road all by ourselves a couple of years ago and it nearly killed us, so I know that wasn't easy work. Hopefully, many hands made it lighter. Great job!!!

Adele said...

I am so proud of all of you and so bummed we missed it. Perhaps, we will have to host an Earth Day in October to help again at the end of the season.

Cerie said...

Thanks for posting these. My kids and I were glad to be there; wish we'd been able to stay for the parachute! Cerie

sgaissert said...

What a wonderful day! Very inspiring. Thanks for posting about it.

Dana @ Our Sunny Side said...

I'm pretty sure the swans came by to say 'Thank you'. What a wonderful thing you and your friends did. How awful that there was enough trash to fill the entire trash barrell.