Earth Day Reverie

April 22nd, 2010

For a green blogger, what one chooses to post on Earth Day carries quite some significance.

I debated.

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I thought about adding my voice to those expressing disgust at the commercialization of Earth Day.  But I tried that two years ago.

And this year?

The same company that I took to task on Earth Day 2008 had their PR firm approach me about publicizing their tactless displays…

I thought about writing an update about  “A Travesty on Earth Day.” It was two years ago Earth Day when  a Bethesda developer chose to chop down eight beautiful, healthy, four-story high, towering trees in the heart of downtown to make way for a condo building….

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Two years later…and those trees are gone forever, with no luxury building in sight.

I thought about writing an update post on the launch of my client, Green My Parents.

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But heck, I spent the better part of the day tweeting about Green My Parents anyway!

Instead, I decided the best thing I could do for Earth Day was to get outside.

Watched as  my eldest boy admired a tree branch.

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Let my younger son think that leaves were a type of “toy” from the Earth.

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And me? There’s nothing like lying in the soft, sunlit grass – enjoying Mother Earth. (Even when reminders of the constant pull of our commercial culture are literally right at hand).

And your Earth Day?

– Lynn

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3 Responses to “Earth Day Reverie”

  1. Beth Terry @ Fake Plastic Fish on April 22, 2010 9:39 pm

    Lynn, it looks like you had a great Earth Day. I was stuck at work all day, feeling like I’m catching a cold. But that’s part of being on Planet Earth too, right?
    .-= Beth Terry @ Fake Plastic Fish´s last blog ..It’s Earth Day. So Why Hate… Anything? =-.

  2. Mindful Momma on April 23, 2010 6:21 am

    Aaaah…the dreaded Pokemon stuff…we have it too! But that doesn’t mean my boys don’t appreciate the great outdoors! I wrote a similar post…about appreciating what we have instead of running out to buy something new in the name of Earth Day.

  3. Lynn on April 23, 2010 7:11 am

    Hey Beth, hope you are feeling better today! It’s hard to be stuck in an office, especially if you’re in one where the windows don’t open! But I will tell you I miss the steady paycheck and 401K plan of my corporate days! Everything has trade offs!

    Micaela, too funny…I thought of you when I saw the pic my son snapped. I think we need parallel lives…in our minds we’re dark green, in our convictions we’re dark green, but the reality is….being a Mom in today’s world pretty much means you’re doing well if you’re “light green” unless you live in an eco-village or send your kids to a crunchy private school! :)

    Thanks to both of you for your comments!

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