I posted about a book a while back that gave lots of ideas for how kids can be greener in their own rooms. Didn't see that post? Go here to read about a great book!
Today I decided to take some of my own advice!
We got a house plant for Sam's room.
We have had several conversations today about why we open the curtains and how we have to water it. She is in charge of watering it but only when I say it is time. I think this will be a great lesson in responsibility, tending to something and gardening for Sam.
Hoping it will stay alive!
Do you have houseplants in your home? Do your kids help take care of them or have some of their own?
The Nitty Gritty!
In bigger and much more important news did you see my new button on the sidebar? WI Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights; I'm a Supporter! I am working with many WI Association for Environmental Education members and the WI League of Conservation Voters to try and do what several other states have already done; establish an outdoor bill of rights. This can be a major step for our state in making environmental education a necessity and a right for every child along with making sure that every child has access to things like clean air, water and land to learn and play on. I would encourage each of you to click on the button and read up on the bill. If you are in WI PLEASE get actively involved so we can get this legislation passed. If you are not in WI you may want to look into whether or not you have this in your state!