Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Natural environmentalists

"Children are natural environmentalists. Not yet conditioned to separate themselves from the rest of creation, especially from other mobile, noisy, eating and excreting creatures, they delight in all that grows. In awesomely clumsy fashion, they care for anything that is given to them, apt to love too much rather than too little — think of a toddler petting a golden retriever — and they have an instinctual distaste for desolation. Offer a parking lot or a garden as a play space, and see which gets the love" 
Simon Rodberg about PLANTING THE TREES OF KENYA, The Story of Wangari Maathai, Written and illustrated by Claire A. Nivola