After being friends with Whitney for nearly twenty years, she managed to surprise me last week when she told me that she hated Earth Day. Wha? She called it a bullsh*t Hallmark holiday with the sole purpose of making people feel guilty for their choices. Whoa. How had I not heard that before? In fact, it never even crossed my mind.
I had always thought Earth Day was a bit of fun: a good excuse to bike instead of drive;Â visit a farmers market;Â go on a hike and experience dirt; or if you’re really ambitiousÂ pick up trash! Heck, I made lists of five earthy activities with babies and five easy green activities with toddlers,Â so you know I’m into it.
In this photo below, I was trying to match our book cover on Earth Day like a geek:
Alright, Best Friend, while you’re avoiding Earth Day this weekend, I’ll be camping (and missing my bed, no doubt). See ya!
What do you think? BS guilt-festÂ or fun excuse to experience nature?