Or as my children say,
"Happy Erf Day!"
Yesterday, Scarlet picked up
a piece of paper off the ground,
handed it to me, and explained:
"We have to take care of our erf."
Yes we do, honey :)
Went to the downtown Main Square today for some Earth Day education.
Was anticipating a bigger crowd,
but it will grow, as awareness grows.
Speaking of, I am hosting an event (see below) via
the Healthy Child Healthy World organization,
a non profit based out of California.
(please check out their tragedy turned triumph)
Colette was a completely healthy little girl until the age of four when her doctor discovered a cantaloupe-sized tumor growing in her abdomen. This was the beginning of what her parents later learned to be a preventable, non-hereditary form of cancer that was caused by environmental factors.
After a yearlong struggle to save her, Jim and Nancy Chuda lost the love and light of their lives. Colette was only five years old.
Colette's story is only one of millions. Sadly, alarming statistics reveal increasing numbers of children diagnosed with cancer, autism, asthma, learning disabilities and more - all linked to toxic chemicals that can be reduced or eliminated in our homes, schools and communities.
Recognizing this alarming trend, Jim and Nancy turned their grief into action to found Healthy Child Healthy World in 1992 - setting in motion one of the most important health and environmental movements of the 21st century.
Their movement is motivated by one simple question:
What's more important than the health of your child?
Let that simmer... Then ask yourself another question:
Why are our kids getting sick?
In the past 50 years, our use of synthetic chemicals has exploded. From our personal care products and cleaners to home furnishings and food packaging, we are constantly breathing, absorbing and even eating chemicals. Today, babies are born with more than 200 industrial chemicals in their blood. The effect of these chemicals on our kids' health is becoming increasingly clear.
Healthy Child Healthy World
Monday, May 21st, 5-7pm
Elks Theatre, Downtown Rapid City
spokespeople on topics ranging from
recycling, water, nutrition, fitness & more