“The earth laughs in flowers.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Today was EARTH Day! We thought it would be a GREAT day to get out and do some clean up!
We went prepared, using some bags as gloves to keep our hands protected and clean!
We didn’t THINK the playground looked THAT bad … but … when we REALLY looked, it was SHOCKING!
We had ONE bag for RECYCLING and ONE bag for TRASH!
Even though it LOOKED disgusting … it was a TON of fun working together … and beautifying our playground!
We even got to STOP to enjoy some NATURE along the way … Spring really IS coming … the LADYBUGS were out!
If you look REALLY hard … you MIGHT even be able to spot the GRASSHOPPER we were shocked to find under a bunch of garbage. Doesn’t he KNOW it could still SNOW in Calgary?
It’s a good thing Earth Day was TODAY … and not LAST week when there was still a bunch of SNOW on the ground! Just LOOK at this garbage!
The time FLEW by … who KNEW that working together, doing a DIRTY job, could be SO fun and feel SO good?
When we were DONE it felt SO good throwing our garbage into the GARBAGE can … and the RECYCLING into the RECYCLING bin… where it belonged in the FIRST place!
I bet a FEW people are going to be SURPRISED when they find their missing gloves, jackets, scarves and HATS in the Lost and Found after spending SEVERAL months OUTSIDE buried in the SNOW!
We think Earth Day should be 24/7 … 365 … that means ALL day, EVERY day … ALL year long!
An easy way to BEGIN taking care of the earth is to:
- pick up trash … even when it’s NOT yours!
- don’t litter to begin with!
- recycle stuff that CAN be recycled!
- keep the lights off when you don’t need them!
- work TOGETHER … it can make a dirty job, like cleaning up the school yard, go by THAT much FASTER!
- hint: do NOT pick up sharp objects like glass or needles or anything else that looks dangerous … get adult help!
What do YOU think?