July 7, 2010


We have a new post today from our 10-year-old environmental reporter, Alana G, who took advantage of the July 4th holiday celebration to bring her message to her community. What an inspiration she is!

—- Seymour

Hello fellow Shipmates,

            I hope that everyone had a wonderful 4th of July holiday. I definitely did. My friends and I from my "KIDS TODAY FOR A BETTER TOMORROW" group attended an old fashioned 4th of July picnic in the Southern California city that we live in. There was all kinds of really cool stuff for us to do there. We got to play all day long, but the coolest thing we did was to create an environmental theme for the decorated wagon parade.

           My friends and I had a great time decorating our little wagon on Saturday.  We were very proud of our finished wagon. We tried to use as many recycled materials as possible, even the wagon we bought had been made from recycled materials. Anything that we used that was not made from recycled materials will not be wasted. We are going to do the next best thing….Re-use! And we are saving the decorations so we can use them next year. grin Anytime that you recycle or reuse products you help to reduce your carbon footprint, which is an awesome thing to do.

            My friends even decorated their scooters and bicycles to follow alongside our wagon. We received many very nice compliments and smiles as we walked by and even got a thumbs up. That made my day.  grin While we were there we ran into our city councilwoman, Gwenn Norton-Perry, who was so happy about all of the wonderful things we have been doing to help save our planet (that’s her in the photo on the right). She was amazed by how much our group has already accomplished in such a short amount of time. As she congratulated us on a job well done…I felt my cheeks turn red. Well…I guess it was more like a rosy pink. LOL. My friends were so excited and very proud to have met a city councilperson. We kept walking around with our wagon and passed out flyers for KT4BT. We have even teamed up with a local Cub Scout troop that has asked if they join us on our next environmental volunteer trip. Isn’t that great?

            I can’t wait for next year’s parade. We are going to make our wagon even bigger and better. Maybe will even have a bunch of wagons and will form a wagon train instead. grin What do you think? You should look into the local parades in your area. They are so much fun and you can probably enter to do your own wagon or float and march to save the Earth, too.

           My 4th of July really was great. I hope that yours was just as good. Well, my fellow shipmates I hope that you enjoyed my story. Stay tuned for my next blog which will be coming soon. Until next time….

Alana G

"Science Rules"

P.S Remember this is "OUR PLANET. OUR FUTURE!" Please do your part to help protect the Earth.


Posted by: Alana G

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