Get in the Green Groove

Monday, October 15, 2007

Cool School

Happy Monday all!

Well I just wanted to share a little tidbit I ran across this morning. Kinda uplifted my spirits a little. Now, who doesn't need that?

It was this video from the Earthday Network talking about this school in Washington DC, the Sidwell Friends School. A school that has taken on the issues surrounding our planet and the climate crisis.

You know, as a mother, you can't help but think about what this planet is going to be like for our children in years to come. What have we, as people, done to create such a problem?

It's time to take a step back and see what we can do to help make a change for the better.

A few things come to mind.

First, educate yourself. You won't change unless you are aware of the issues and the outcomes.

Second, make little changes. Buy organic apples this week, cancel your weed killer application for your yard this fall or spring (who says a yard has to be perfect?). Do you and the girls get together once a month? Why not have an organic wine and cheese party! Have each friend bring their favorite glass, share a good book and drink up! Do your kids like all that icky hot lunch food at school everyday? Compromise, let them pick 2 days a week for hot lunch and the other three make their lunch with organic goodies. Another simple thing to do is pass on some knowledge to a friend (the easiest of all)!

Last, slow down. Turn off your tv and play with your kids, take a walk (your dog will like that), be thankful, or make a good home cooked meal for your family with all organic ingredients ( you wont believe the sense of accomplishment you'll get from that!)

Just making conscious decisions in what you buy makes a huge difference! Another thing to remember, is that it takes a little time and effort to find the change between the couch cushions but it's definitely worth it!

So, take a look and see what this school is doing. It's Pretty cool!

Sidwell Friends School

Have a great day!!

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