Mine. My planet.
Doesn’t sound right, does it? Fact is we are treating our planet like that dorky guy who had a crush on us and we thought he’d always be there no matter how crappy we treaty him.
The dinosaurs didn’t need plastic to drink their water. Wait, bad example.
We need to show our kids that food does hang from trees. Plastic bags should not.
Everyone has different ideas of what they can do. Here are mine:
TAKE THE GREEN GOALS PLEDGE! — button and link?
How are you doing? Take this quiz http://www.myfootprint.org/.
We know what we’re doing is wrong. Just like in high school we knew we’d get in trouble for sneaking out and going to that party when no parents were home. Sometimes we don’t want to think about the consequences.
Disclaimer: The Onion is not my only source. I hear you that sarcasm may not be the best way to deal with my children, but boy oh boy do they drive the point home in their piece on plastic water bottles.
What can I do? Just Say No.
- Start small — Say No to Individually Wrapped Servings at Home. Kids can drink water (or juice) from a cup. Don’t serve up a stack of juice boxes and snack-packs when it’s just as easy to put out a bowl of popcorn and cups.
- No to plastic bags. I use these bags. They fold up small, and they open up big.
- No to plastic water bottles. Here’s a great cost analysis if you need to see the numbers.
- That little plastic ziploc takes about 1000 YEARS to decompose. Don’t let your kid toss it out–rinse it, re-use it. Better yet, send them to school with reusable sandwiches wrappers.