Every year, millions of kids learn what it means to be green through the Keep America Beautiful educational classroom programs and by volunteering in the annual Great American Cleanup event. Keep America Beautiful teaches kids not to litter, how to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle and a program called “Beautification”. Beautification involves graffiti prevention and removal, planting community gardens, building parks and greenspaces and cleaning up litter and illegal dump sites.
My mom and dad taught me about going green by reading me books like “I Can Save The Earth!” – one of my favorite books. This book tells the story of Max the Little Monster who wastes electricity and water and won’t even give away his old toys even when he doesn’t play with them anymore. One night there is a blackout (that’s when all of the power goes out) and Max goes outside and notices how beautiful the earth is. Max learns to love the earth and not litter or waste electricity and even recycles his old toys to his friends.
I think kids can do something everyday to make our world a cleaner, greener place. What can you do today?
posted by Abby, age 6