Earth Day: I’m Sorry Mother Nature

Dear Mother Nature,

On this 40th anniversary of Earth Day, I’d like to apologize for my family’s lack of environmental concern. They waste water (read this post so you can fully understand my dilemma), refuse to recycle, and leave lights on all over the house all day long. I’ve tried to encourage them to do better, but my efforts fall on deaf ears.

Please don’t don’t send any lightning bolts our way or swallow us in a sinkhole. I will eventually convince them to do better.

In the meantime, I will continue to do my part to help the environment by riding the bus to work, recycling household items, using reusable bags at the grocery store, unplugging my chargers when I’m not using them, and picking up trash around my neighborhood.

I hope my meager efforts will offset the destruction that my family is causing.




Question: How have you incorporated a greener lifestyle into your home?


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Frederick J. Goodall

Frederick J. Goodall is the founder of Mocha Dad - a parenting website focused on fatherhood. He is passionate about parenting and helping men to be great dads, husbands, and role models. You can contact him at or on Twitter at