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22 Apr, 2008

It’s a special day today

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Easy ways to make kids happy|Misc. life|Yaktivism

It’s Earth Day! What are you doing to celebrate?

– I am going to drink my coffee on the front steps, and stop to admire the flowers that are coming up
– and then do some yard work
– after school, the girls and I are going to pick up some garbage outside the house and plant some clover seed in the lawn
– Mark biked to work, so the car is going to go unused today
– we’ll eat dinner outside


ETA: good news! The province of Ontario is banning the cosmetic use of pesticides. Woot! (Thanks Mark)

2 Responses to "It’s a special day today"

1 | J.

April 22nd, 2008 at 1:51 pm


whoa! awesome. Go earth day!

2 | BeachMama

April 23rd, 2008 at 8:29 pm


Yay, you did great for Earth day!

I have to say how proud I am of different people out with their kids at the parks and playgrounds picking up garbage. I have seen quite a few now and it really makes me feel good to see that the garbage hasn’t gone unnoticed. I haven’t done a round myself but we do pick up the odd piece and stick it in the bottom of the stroller to dispose of at home.

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