Teach your children well …

earth-day-20091It’s that time of year again when we are reminded to “ask not what your planet can do for you …”

Ironically, as Earth Day approaches, the environmental state of the earth continues to spiral seemingly out of control. I’m convinced that the sooner and more thoroughly I teach my two kids, one and four years old, about the importance of taking care of the planet, the better.

It’s been said, “We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children.”

The least we can do at this point is teach them how to care for it better than we and our ancestors have.

As I mentioned before, our oldest son has said many times that he’s going to be an animal rescuer when he grows up. Of course, he loves Bindi, Zoboomafoo and any other animal show for kids.

Being a journalist and videographer, I decided it would be helpful for him to learn how they make those programs, so we’ve been making a few shows of our own in the backyard and other places with the family video camera.

And having recently had a few G-rated heart-to-hearts with him about our global energy crisis, we took a trip to a local green energy park – and happened to have the camera with us … just in time for Earth Day. Enjoy!

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2 Responses to “Teach your children well …”

  1. Kelly K. Says:

    I think he has a future in broadcasting!

  2. Angela Knop Says:

    Can he be any cuter:)?

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