This weekend my family and I visited the Fredrick Meijer Gardens and butterfly exhibit. It was great to have the boys exposed to and appreciating a new aspect of nature. The more they experience the more they can see the need to protect and respect our environment.
No matter where I go I am always on the lookout for Mama E friendly happenings. I was on the lookout at the gardens as usual, but the first thing I found was a toxic eye opener. This is an employee cleaning the inside of the glass case where the butterflies emerge from their cocoons with toxin filled Sparkle Glass Cleaner. If the smell was giving me a headache, I can only imagine what it was doing to the butterflies.
There was an uplifting eco-find later in the trip though. When we got outside into the gardens I came across this amazing sculpture art made out of upcycled bicycle parts. I think they are beautiful and fun and inspire me to get creative with the things I have.
So tell me, what eco-observations have you made lately? What, good or bad, has been inspiring you to make a difference?