Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Wordy Wednesday #6: Caught Green-Handed

Caught Green-handed
This is my lad with his handy-dandy reusable water bottle. I work with another parent at the school heading up the "Curb Your Carbon" program. The goal is to get the kids and their families to take steps to reduce their carbon footprint. [Send all complaints about the fantasy of global warming to someone who might give a rat's ass.]

I've written about it before. Anyway, one of the things I'm doing now is "Caught Green-handed," where I catch kids in the act of doing something environmentally responsible. I take their photos, give them a little polar bear pin, and then I place the photo in a little frame I made which notes the act they committed. [Feel free to steal the concept. I made it up, so there should be no copyright issues involved. And, hey, ain't that a pithy name for it? "Caught Green-handed" sounds way cool. Only they've got no clue about what "caught red-handed" means. Don't get me started on kids today.]

What acts are they caught doing? Carpooling, walking to school, biking to school, using reusable water bottles, riding in a hybrid to school, etc. [That last one is for my friend J.'s daughters. Such a responsible person she is, isn't she? Except, yeah, she's a breeder, too. So there.]

Enough rambling. Ain't my lad cute with his little resusable water bottle? He is, indeed. The fact that he's drinking Diet Coke shouldn't matter, right? [Kidding, he's not. It's water. I would never give my kids soda. Yeah, right.]


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