I try and I am aware, which is a step forward, despite my friend Kim’s confusion as to why I hyperventilate at the thought of throwing away perfectly good veggie peels!! …which let’s face it, in South Africa, probably weren’t really that good to start with, considering all our 1st grade fruit and veg gets enjoyed by those who ALSO have the pleasure of a crime free SOCIETY!!!!...but hey…that’s for another day..) ..the good thing about living in our "3rd world country", is that half of us will never have cars to start with, …and electricity….hell…even those of us who have it can’t use it as often as we’d like to(although load shedding seems to be a thing of the past!), so….I reckon the whole of the African continent pretty much treads lightly on the earth already!....come on 1st worlds…get cracking!
So watching “An Inconvenient Truth”, with Al Gore was a wake up call of note for me. I vowed then and there that my children would as soon as possible, be exposed to some of those truths, that would hopefully create an awareness that would stay with them for life, and turn them into responsible “go green” citizens. So hence, I prepared for the “Global warming talk”……who cares that we skipped THE birds and the bees talk and went straight to THE ENVIRONMENT..(giggle)… I figured what’s the point if there’s no earth left to enjoy your “free love” in….. so after the talk, which wasn’t entirely new to them, we watched snippets from the movie. It BLEW their little minds, and opened up the conversation a lot more…but kids…you gotta love them. The next morning I found them eating breakfast in the dark…and on the way to school…my son suggested we start walking instead of driving (vomit)…. I think they got the point! (lol)
Here’s a sweet “green” site I found along my travels…..http://www.enviromom.com/
Took a pic of my “green” stationary…with wooden crayons and perspex bulldogs with ribbon………