It's Earth Day. Not like everyday we shouldn't be recycling, reducing and reusing. But today we specifically hunt out things to do to make the Earth a better place so it doesn't revolt and end up like a scene from the M. Night Shyamalan movie "The Happening".
What can you do with the kids? Put them to work! Kids love being in nature, and as I look out the window this brisk but sunny day, I am thinking "Outside People!" Try going to a local playground and picking up trash. Or if you live by the coast, go to the beach. Stop by one of the Audobon Society's many sites and take a hike (check out www.asri.org). Go bug hunting, a favorite of the kids. Paint a picture of the world. Do Something! Get out those crushed up Stop and Shop bags, some non-latex gloves, and the hand sanitizer and clean up the Earth.