Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Happy Earth Day to Earth!

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. 
~Native American Proverb 

Kat and I love nature projects. Whether we're gardening, composting, collecting insects, or watching birds, we love to sit and enjoy the wonderful diversity that our planet has to offer. For this reason, Earth Day is one of our favorite holidays.

Last summer, we made some really great "Do Not Litter" signs and hung them up in our neighborhood. Not only was this a fun and creative project, but it actually got our community involved in taking care of our neighborhood! The manager of our local teaching supply store donated her personal supply of twine to hang the signs, and some kids at the park helped us secure one of them to a tree. After the park sign was hung up, the kids held impromptu races to collect as much litter as they could, and the adults even helped too! It was wonderful to see that this simple action had an immediate positive impact on our community as we watched people take responsibility for taking care of our park.