EARTH IS OUR HOME!
The ONLY one!
Let's learn to take GREAT care of it!
I could not think of a more pertinent quote regarding our environment--(courtesy: The National Arbor Day Foundation)
"I love the trees...to me they represent life, and they represent hope. I think it is the green color. I tell people I think heaven is green."
- Wangari Maathai, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient
Ahhhh yes, the beauty of the trees....Click Here.
ENVIRONMENT--"the total of the surrounding things or conditions...the sum of external influences on an organism."
ORGANISM--"any LIVING THING."
ENVIRONMENTALIST--"One DEDICATED to the PRESERVATION of the natural world."
It is becoming more and more evident that we truly ARE the "Stewards of the Earth". Just as the family we create and the individuals we ultimately become start at home, SO does our environmental responsibility!
**Did you know that much MORE hazardous wastes that infiltrate our world come from HOUSEHOLD refuse? It's true!
Yes, our industrial activities play a huge role. In fact, that's an issue too big for us as small individual families....
But we CAN have a MAJOR impact if we simply decide to pay attention to what's really going on right in front of our noses, eyes, ears, lungs, skin, brains...get the point?
OK. One great place to start LEARNING about more environmentally sound living is:
And one of the BEST ways,I think, to teach kids about nature and conservation is to arouse their natural curiosity through a thoughtful
GIFT about the ENVIRONMENT!