As a Baby Boomer I'm old enough to remember growing up in 1970 when April 22 was first officially designated as Earth Day. In fact the year before, in 1979, I did my 8th grade research paper on the ecological impact that the devastating Santa Barbara Oil Spill had on marine life along the coast of California.
|Santa Monica Bay View from the Bel Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades, CA|
|Sadly people are still dumping into this waterway leading to the Pacific Ocean|
Decades later I've continued to strive to decrease my carbon footprint with things like organic gardening and composting as well as eco-friendly recycled crafts, responsible disposal of electronics and the promotion of environmental awareness.
Now that I'm a mom I've realized it more than ever -- Living green definitely begins at home. So I've made it my mission to pass that caring for eco responsibility here in L.A. on to my kids beginning when my now-teens were just toddlers.
|One of my triplets helping out with cleanup when she was a toddler|
|My hubbie and our two sons at work planting a Title 1 School Garden|
|I love this mural at my kids high school made almost entirely of bottle caps|
|My favorite Arrowhead product is Sparkling Water seen here at a local store|
Click HERE to see enlarged infographicRecycling is one of the easiest and most beneficial ways we can all help the environment. Sadly, only about 30% of PET plastic bottles get recycled. For recycling to work, we all have to do our part.
Unfortunately, not all plastic bottles are made with recycled plastic. It’s Arrowheads goal to continue increasing the use of recycled materials in their bottles, but they need everyone’s help. Currently, there isn’t enough recycled plastic available for Arrowhead to make 100% rPET bottles.
See why recycling really is a beautiful thing in this video
|The Reborn Bottle, Image provided by Arrowhead|
How are you teaching your children about recycling and being kind to the environment? Please leave a comment and share your thoughts and experiences.
|Image provided by Arrowhead|