Points to Ponder #17

“Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents. It was loaned to you by your children.” – Kenyan proverb

The earth is not ours alone. It is communally shared with all of the generations before us, and all of those to come after us. Reduce, reuse, and recycle sounds great, but until we actually apply earth management into our daily lives, the words mean nothing and nothing changes.

What can you do today to set a good example for your children and others of stewardship for the earth?


Author: nancybond

A writer, photographer, naturalist from small town Nova Scotia, Canada.

2 thoughts on “Points to Ponder #17”

  1. It’s not just the way we treat Earth, but how we treat each other. It’s all a symbiotic thing. Sure we can recycle, and do all these environmentally friendly things, but if we keep warring each other, dropping bombs and bullets, well, we’re just still polluting.

  2. excellent question. I write about that in a column every week in our local newspaper. One thing that is easy peasy and kids love to do is to plant a garden with them, create compost with them, explain about decomposition, about not using chemicals, and all the symbiotic relationships. It’s amazing how kids embrace it and how they understand the process.

    Another simple thing is simply teaching them about recycling. Some kids can get incredibly involved in that (especially if you begin to use Freecycle).

    Cheers from chilly Alberta,

    Diane at Sand to Glass

    PS: i’ve added you to my list of Recommended links

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