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And please stop polluting.

Although I do write about my kids I don’t often write big praisey posts about them (though I hope anyone who ever reads this can clearly see I think my kids are the loveliest, smartest, most charming children ever 🙂 )  Today I need to unabashedly brag about Clark.  You see, we live in a beautiful area of New Jersey.  Lovely fields, woods, etc.  Our road has charming views, but whenever we walk down it it is pretty appalling to see how much trash is along the side of the road. Really, it’s gross.  I’ll give you that some of it likely blew off of people’s recycling bins, or someone accidentally dropped an item, but let’s face it-most of it is there because someone thought it was ok to just drop their garbage into the great outdoors. Every time we see the garbage Clark comments on it and quite some time ago he asked if we could try to clean it up.  We even bought special gloves for doing so, but then never did.  Until today!

This morning he asked if we could go for a walk and pick up stuff.  Really, you’ve never seen anyone so happy about picking up nasty old litter (mostly plastic bottles, beer cans, and one pornographic dvd, which fortunately he did not seem to notice).  I’m super proud of our little environmentalist and the fact that this was entirely his own idea.  He said that the trash made the Earth not pretty, and also was not good for animals.  And if your heart is not feeling soft already, I’ll lay this on you too–he said that he hopes other people will want to clean up the Earth now, too.  So, I hope you will feel a little inspired to clean up a little part of your own neighborhood. Earth Day can be any day!


About Sarah

I'm a librarian living with my lovely family in a gorgeous spot of New Jersey, where we raise chickens and love the outdoors. I try to find enough time to indulge all my hobbies-cooking, photography, gardening, sewing, and I write about it all on my book blog & personal blog.

5 responses »

  1. Whoa, Clark’s a superstar! That’s so awesome!

  2. This is beyond awesome! crow crow crow about this amazing kid and this act – it must be amazing to see your child become a wonderful person 🙂

  3. Go, Clark! I just watched this:|trashinc|&par=vty
    last night and it was so disturbing. It’s awesome to know that Clark is so motivated and passionate about this!

  4. Thanks everyone! He seems motivated to not have it be a one time deal, so I’m definitely going to encourage that we keep it up.

  5. Good for Clark. I think I may go clean up my corner. That is great that he thought this up himself – he is so smart.


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