On April 22, Earth Day will be recognized around the world. To the naysayers who oppose the environmental movement and celebrating Earth Day, I repeat the Native American proverb, “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”
There is an inherent responsibility that we each have to this planet and unfortunately due to the abuse over the past century we have a lot of clean-up to do to restore this great gift that has been bestowed upon us.
This week 4mothers will be discussing how little changes in our day-to-day lives can have a positive impact on environmental change. If nothing else, our actions we demonstrate for our children will help to re-shape the way society views environmentalism.
This blog post came across my Facebook feed just after I’d read about your plans for the week: http://www.noplasticproject.ca/2012/04/pledge-to-stop-using-plastic-straws-and-get-a-free-glass-one.html It’s a great blog in general, but given how much fun my kids think straws are, this one seems especially like a Green-Mother topic.
Don’t the glass straws look like so much fun – we haven’t gotten any yet but maybe soon… another seller is http://glassdharma.com/straws.html