Last year on Earth Day, our family started the tradition of going out and cleaning up our neighborhood roadsides and beach, to help care for God’s Creation in our own teeny tiny corner of the world. We actually do this other times of the year as well, but it’s a plan on Earth Day, if the weather permits. Thankfully, today it did. So instead of our formal school work, we headed out and got to work!
I HONESTLY helped clean up trash too, but I was also very busy taking photos, as usual. Last year, Michael made all of our kids trash poker sticks, so they won’t ever be using their hands. I would take issue with using their hands, big time. They work pretty hard, and have a lot of discussion about what a horrible and inconsiderate habit littering is. Teachable moments, are all over Earth Days.
Unclogging the street drains….
For ME?… <blush>…..
Patheticism, at it’s best!…..
(Now WHY is that word underlined in red?? That’s a word, isn’t it??)
I’m telling you, People, this one is a real worker. Always.
You should see the cars slow down, and the people look at us sometimes, as we parade through the neighborhood….completely confused about what in the world we are doing, or WHY? (The kids love to yell ‘Happy Earth Day!’ to them. lol) But once in awhile a ‘quick’ one comes along, and not only knows what we are doing, but WHY we are doing it on THIS day. We hope all people who happen to see us, catch on, and become inspired. If not to clean up, at least not to litter, if they do.
Part of our Earth Day, is not only helping take care of this GIFT of Creation God has given us, but appreciating the beauty of it everywhere! These are the little stops I call ‘pick-me-ups’, because I seriously need one as I watch our barrel fill up with the disgusting abundance of trash we found on the ground. So I hope it picks you up too, because there is more photos of trash coming…lol…
She likes butter.
How do you think we did?!
Heading home after a good couple hours of work. Showers are sounding good right about now. YUCK!
Public Service Announcement:
THANK YOU FOR NOT LITTERING GOD’S GLORIOUS CREATION!!
So…..did you happen to do anything for Earth Day today? Big or small, chats or actions, we’d love for you to share with us what Earth Day was like for you.