This evening the kids and I had three green moments. I sorted the bin full of cardboard, glass, plastic and paper that we have collected throughout the week, and then we took it to the recycling center. My son chose flavor packs to add to his reusable water bottle over single-serving sports drinks while we were at the grocery store. I tried replacing a traditional light bulb in a bathroom light fixture with an energy efficient bulb. It wouldn't fit though, much to the chagrin of my daughter and I. Thinking green is becoming natural. There is much more we can do, but I am celebrating our choices today.
Invite your children to help you sort your family recycling items. Then make a trip together to the recycling center. They learn so much by what we do.
Cooperation is working together with others as a team.
by Dyanne Disalvo-ryan
1. What does Marcy do in her neighborhood?
2. How do her neighbors respond?
3. Your Big World: What special project can you do in your neighborhood?
Plant a family garden in a window box or in the yard.
About the Author:
Tamara Batarseh, Executive Director of Love In A Big World (LBW), is a singer/songwriter/performer with over fifteen years of performance experience. She is co-founder of LBW and has been the creator of the organization’s programs and materials. Batarseh has recorded two albums, written LBW’s character education curriculum, trained LBW’s performers, and performed live for thousands of kids.