This week when I was at the park with Laurel and some of her friends, out of nowhere, they got the idea to clean up the park. Gleefully, they ran around picking up trash, announcing their finds, and depositing the items next to me -- almost as if they knew I had this post on my editorial calendar. Today's Be Out There idea is to pitch in and help clean up your community. Tomorrow, families can participate in the DCR Park Serve Day and Charles River Cleanup (unfortunately registration for Boston Shines is now closed but this event is worth keeping tabs on for next year).
And if you can't make it out to one of these events, simply walk around your neighborhood with your kids and do a little community sprucing. This is a great way to lead by example, both for your kids and fellow residents.
Image credit: DCR Park Serve Day