Today is the Friday after Earth Day, so I guess it is the last day of Earth Week. The kids school had a walkathon. It was a great day for it. The whole school walked over to Prospect Park and did a loop of the Long Meadow. Parents had the option of making a donation to a "Green" cause.
I don't think this walkathon was about money. It was about taking 90 minutes and not spending money, not consuming anything, not making anything. Just go to The Park. Take a Walk.
I joked with one of the organizers. "Why didn't we get a bottled water company to sponsor this event, the kids sure needed some bottled water in The Park." For a second she thought I was serous.
But it is not so far from the truth. Look at the website for Dasani, the Coca-Cola plastic bottled water company. They have the nerve to call it Dasani Eco Living. All Dasani does is make plastic bottles and put water in them. Oh, and they also try to convince you that you need to buy their product.
But for Dasani to associate themselves with Earth Day is an insult. From the Coca-Cola website "Earth Day is a great time to celebrate the many wonders of the world—like cool, crisp refreshing water. In honor of Mother Nature, you can earn Double Points with DASANI."
If Coca-Cola wanted to do something good for the Earth, they should go out of business or at least stop putting water in plastic bottles and try convince us they are a "green" company. I have leaned that this is called "Greenwashing". Good word.
Walking up Third Street
Lots of green, going into Prospect Park
The longest meadow in New York City
Green with pink
The cops actually stopped the bikers. They could have walked their bikes around us in a second. I guess they were enjoying the break.....