Do you remember when we were little, and the concept of “recycling” or “saving the planet” was relatively new? And the media was telling you that if you wanted to have resources for your children, or your childrens’ children, that you really need to watch what you do to our planet?
If I’m being honest, all that stuff was a lot of white noise to me. I knew it was the right thing to do, but I never really thought it was a big deal. I was never wasteful, but I wasn’t too conscious of what I was using, either.
This intense drought we’ve been having in California has really been a huge eye opener for me. Water reserves have dried up, the trees and grasses are seriously struggling. All of the water fountains in our neighborhood have been turned off – and every time Olive looks at them, she is so sad that they aren’t working anymore. She looks at me and asks why the water is “broken”.
It makes me sad to think that my daughter might not be able to enjoy the things that I did as a child because the world just doesn’t have them anymore. Sorry, kid, no water play for you, because there is no water. Oh, you can’t go to the park because all the trees are dead and the ozone layer is gone so your skin will fry.
So here is my little PSA for the month – please do your part to be nicer to the planet. For our kids, and theirs, too.
Have a great week!