When I was growing up, the health of the environment was far from top of mind. The world I knew and played in every day was taken for granted. When I had my own children, I became a little more environmentally astute. I started with recycling, hoping that engaging my children in that practice, might have an impact. As my awareness evolved, I realized the important role parents play in educating their children on ways to preserve their future and their world.
Approximately 200 synthetic industrial chemicals interact with our cells every single day. Autism now affects one in 50 children. Cancer is the leading cause of death (after accidents) in children younger than 15 years in the United States. In the last twenty years, the rates of asthma, allergies, and ADHD are on the rise: 400 […]
If my 8 year old were to dump his morning bowl of cereal on the kitchen floor, he knows, without a doubt, that he’d have to clean it up. That’s a logical consequence for his behavior. Why can’t we use this same logic when dealing with businesses that pollute? Isn’t cleaning up after themselves a natural, logical, and reasonable consequence? Why can’t our government exercise the same authority that I exercise in my home? If my 8 year old can get it, surely multimillion dollar corporations can get it.