This piece was cross-posted at Farmer’s Daughter.
Are you a green mom? Have you taken steps towards reducing your environmental impact? Have you educated yourself on environmental problems? Have you contacted your representatives, the EPA, or written letters to the editor about environmental legislation? Do you blog about your efforts to go green? Do you consider yourself to be an expert environmentalist?
If you answered “Of course!” to any (or all) of those questions, then the Moms Clean Air Force would love to invite you to participate in our online chat on Wednesday, June 1, from 2:00 to 3:00pm EST. We want to get more moms involved in our movement in support of clean air, and I know that most of my posts at Farmer’s Daughter are “preaching to the choir” or perhaps to the “experts”! I’m counting on you to come share your experiences and ideas in our online chat. We want to brainstorm about ways to get other moms involved in the fight for clean air! Some more details…
Politicians in Congress, influenced by profit-driven corporations and lobbyists, are trying to gut the Clean Air Act and dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency. We have to rally moms to counter pro-pollution forces for the sake of our kids’ health and their future. If moms don’t fight for clean air, who will?
But moms are busy and may not know how to get involved. How do we get their attention? How do we get them to speak up? How do we recruit them for the Moms Clean Air Force?
To get your gears turning, here’s the first discussion question:
What, for YOU, is the most powerful motivation to be involved in this campaign?
My motivation to preserve, protect and defend the environment is for the benefit of future generations. I cared about the environment long before I became a mom, since I love spending time in nature, but having a child brings the future into reality instead of an abstract concept. When I look down at that little perfect face, I know how important it is to act! Who better to defend my son’s health and future than his Mommy?
Since I won’t be home from work in time for the chat, I plan to check it out later and join the conversation as I can. I hope my green friends can help to fill my place!