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Environment

Where the Wild Things are…

Pretty much every American who became a parent or a child after 1963 knows the children’s picture book of “Where the Wild Things are”. Let me give a few details for the readers of other cultures. The book, which was written by the American writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak, tells about the little boy Max who steps into a wild world in his imagination after being sent to his room for being a child of mischief by acting wild. In his daydream, he travels to a wild place where he becomes the king of wild things. Those wild things are weird looking big monsters with big rolling eyes and gnashy teeth by the way. They live far far away… Eventually Max feels lonely and longs for love and security. So he voluntarily decides to sail back to his home. As I was not born into the American culture, I got introduced to this book a year ago when my older son turned 4. Actually I like this book a lot in the sense that it is different than the conventional norm of children’s books. Unfortunately, in the real world we are not as lucky as little Max. We cannot leave the wild things behind us just as easily… Sadly, there have always been wild things in every part of the world since the very beginning. And now, Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting has collapsed into our lives as a nightmare since Continue reading

Brook Hollows Barnyard

Brook Hollows barnyard is our special place in Denville, NJ. My son adores it and it is where time flows by… There is a bit of everything for a kid in that cozy barnyard which is a home to goats, sheep, pigs, cows, donkeys, peacocks, bunnies, chickens, ponies and alpacas. Observing and feeding them is a fun activity that make  children  experience the farm life, and get used to other domestic animals. However, animals are only a part of the experience. There are pedal tractors and an electric model train which goes through a miniature village as well as a fancy sandbox. Tractor rides and a cow train which take the kids and the Continue reading

Participate in the Earth Hour Effort….

 

This Saturday night millions of people around the globe will be turning off their lights for an hour at 8:30. This is a way of expressing our concern for the climate change by saving some energy. Many regions on Earth have already started to feel slight impacts of the climate change. So, become a part of this movement on the 27th. Imagine how much energy will be saved if everyone participated during just one hour. Of course it will not save the future of the planet but it will indicate the level of awareness in the public and send a meaningful message to the organizations, corporations and governments. Here are some useful links…

http://www.myearthhour.org/

http://www.earthhourkids.org/

http://www.globalchange.gov

EARTH IS HOME

Earth is home. It is a living planet that is nurturing and protective, full of abundance and diversity. Yet, very much unappreciated. Currently so fragile. Thank God, still hopeful……

I live a privileged life in a privileged country too and I want to make sure that our children will be privileged enough to enjoy a living, on this nurturing, protective Earth with their own children. In this virtual space, I will try to share my journey of leading an environmental friendly life as a homemaker and a parent. I hope to connect with those who are in the same effort and dream that we can influence the rest of the world all together…

The actions we can take are simple, yet can be meaningful and promising if and only if we act collectively…

I promise to do my part to heal our planet. I believe that the solution to our problem is in our hands. And if every parent does the same, we can really change the direction we are heading….

Please take a few minutes to hear the voice of the future…