Friday, October 19, 2007

Tears in my eyes

I always wonders if the lectures ever get through to my kids. I think something made it through.

Thing 2 informed me that a group of kids from his class are forming a "Green Club", with the goals of getting the school to recycle more and planting trees and flowers. They're kind of all over the place right now, with ideas of veggie beds, worm bins, and all sorts of things.

I praised him for wanting to enact positive change for his school, and printed out some information from different green school campaigns. I advised him to take some simple steps at first, and build from there. I don't want them to get frustrated dealing with the bureaucracy of the school system. He also brought a catalogue of drought-resistant plants to school.

Backpack stuffed, ideas bursting from his head, I sent my little environmental advocate off to school.

Now if I could just get him to turn off the lights when he leaves the room....


Darlene said...

Gotta love 'em, don't we?
I've got one I have to practically turn the water to the house off to get out of the shower - there's no separate cut-off to the water from the water heater.

I enjoy your posts, though I don't usually comment. I noticed that no one had commented in a while and thought I would - I know how it feels to wonder if anyone is actually reading my blog. lol

SusieH said...

Fantastic! It's nice to see when kids absorb what we live...