1000 Flowers for the Planet - #592 Have a Family Environment Day
Families of all shapes and sizes can do this – have a family environment day. Put aside one whole day to be together. Make it soon. Turn off all your electronic devices, your phones, your radios and sit down together. Make eye contact. Start to talk about the environment and your impact upon it. Talk about how much waste your family generates, how much of it goes into landfill and how much of it could be directed elsewhere. Create some challenges for yourselves: remove the rubbish bin from the kitchen to see how you might get rid of unwanted things if there was no garbage collection; de-clutter your house, starting with one room and working around the whole house; talk about how you treat animals and consider how well or how poorly that might be (do you forget to clean out the rabbit hutch and bunny lives in his own filth?) – do something about it; plan to join in on Clean Up Australia Day; decide to make some donations to worthy causes like Save the Whales, The Australian Marine Conservation Society; Animals Australia etc.; take the plastic challenge and see how much single use plastic you can completely avoid. There are many things you can do – I’m suggesting 1000 ideas for you here.
Discuss the issues at length as a family and get serious about doing things that will make a better planet. Learn. Find out what you need to know. Turn the computer back on and start gathering information about how your actions impact the planet. Take action. Find out how you can live a better life.
Be that family that makes a difference.