Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Going Green

Drew and I recycle. We could probably do better at it but I think we are making a good effort. I try to make a conscious effort to talk about taking care of the earth with Carter. I really want my kids to respect what Heavenly Father has given us- our beautiful earth is just one of those things. Setting the example through recycling is something really easy that we feel we can do. A few minutes ago Carter was playing with a large rubber band and it broke. I said "Oh dear. Throw it away." Carter then looked at me and said, "Let's recycle it! Let's turn it into something new....a motorcycle! Ya- I need a motorcycle!" Hmm. I guess I have some more teaching to do.

4 comments:

Kimberly said...

Wouldn't that be great - recycle a rubber band and get a motorcycle. I would definitely be on the hunt... I think perhaps the rubber bands from my office might start disappearing :-) Just kidding. Anyway, way to set an example for your kids!

ej said...

Now if rubber bands could become motorcycles then I bet there would be a lot more people on board with going green!! Too funny!

Val said...

Good job! We need to be a little better at doing that!

Alexandria said...

That is so funny. You should move to Ithaca, NY where you are forced to recycle because they charge you for every bag of trash! In Texas our trash man would come 2 times a week and I couldn't find a recycling center so when we moved here and I was thrown into recycling completely it took a while to get used to again. I'm really glad I moved here to figure out that you really can help out the environment and recycle pretty much everything... except dirty diapers!