Crazy Hair and Trash pickup on Earth Day 2010

I have never seen such enthusiasm for picking of trash.

Armed with bags and gloves, I watched 13 Kindergarten and first grade kids pick up the trash around our center with a zeal I could never duplicate. They were unafraid of picking up trash and sought it out.

“I found some,” Sue yelled.

“Me too,” said Joe.

We also made “Crazy Hair” cups. To make them, the kids colored a face on a paper cup. Then, they added dirt and grass seed. Soon, the seed will sprout and grow into hair for the face on the cup. The kids will watch them grow.

I think we need to have Earth Day more often. Instilling environmental ethics into our work year round is important. One of the kids suggested that we collect cans and sell them for money. I think this is a great idea. I’ll keep you posted on that.

In the mean time, please share your Earth Day lessons. I’d love to hear from you.

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