“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” – Rachel Carson
Young teens and children planted pollinator-friendly seeds at WBUUC’s Earth Day celebration, sending some home with congregants. The older youth wrote public leaders to press for environmentally responsible policy, and did some work on a children’s book on protecting bees from pesticides. Joined by one young child, they taught religious ed classes about the monarch butterfly’s amazing life cycle, migration, and dependence on milkweed.
Thank you to everyone, across the generations, who demonstrated the UU principle of respect for the interdependent web of life. “This is our home,” said one child. “We have to take care of it and show people how to take care of it.”
Cover Image: The Eddy – artist Gerhard Hellman