Some bright ideas for Earth Day
Sometimes I think I'm a bad daughter-I'm often too busy to think much about my mother and I'm certainly too busy to call home more than a couple of times a month. But I suppose my own mother is lucky for getting a call every couple of weeks.
Mother Earth may only hear from her kids once a year on Earth Day, celebrated throughout much of the world on April 22. On this day we broaden the interpretation of the 4th Commandment to "Honor your father and mother" and remember the earthy mater who cradles all creation in her arms.
As Catholics, we are especially called to care for creation, and we have our own St. Francis of Assisi as a Catholic environmental role model. Fortunately the ways we wayward children can get in touch with good ol' Earth Mom are extensive. Below you'll find plenty of resources for stopping to smell the roses-and maybe even delivering a few-this Earth Day.
Here are some websites to make you more aware of how the Mother that sustains your physical well-being is connected to the Father who gives you your daily bread:
Remind your friends and family to take some time to stop and smell the roses this Earth Day.
Winter is melting away and Spring is in the air. If the nicer weather is beckoning you out-of-doors, take advantage of these Earth Day activities or find some others in your area.
R-E-C-Y-C-L-E, find out what it means to me!
Lying under a tree in the park is probably the best way to appreciate these books.
The future of the Earth depends on the kids of today, so engage young minds and encourage them to be eco-conscious with these resources.