Let’s give the earth a round of applause

April 22, 2015

Hi everyone!

It’s been such a long time since I last wrote here. Coming back from Spring break, I has been on the whirlwind of homework, tests and sports ever since. But don’t you worry, I’m still alive (all the wounds shall be recovered by sleeping in!).

Anyway, today is the 22nd of April, which means, EARTH DAYYYYYYYYYY (yes, capitalization is necessary). Here at Gould, we have a special program to celebrate Earth day, which, unfortunately, was not scheduled for today (FYI, it’s next Tuesday). On that day, we assemble as a whole and listen to different speakers about a variety topic of nature. My favorite thing is that we get to eat organic, fresh-from-farm food at Lunch and have interesting discussion about it. Coming from a developing country which is still struggling with food clarity, regulations, and safeties, I’m especially concerned with the origin of what I consumed, since, you know, we are what we eat. 80% of the street food in Hanoi (the capital of Vietnam) has E.coli in it. I love street food. Believe me, I really do. But that statistic is still staggering and disturbing to me. Imagine that the delicious little thing you usually eat after school is choked with E.coli!

Living in Maine makes me realize the significance of the relationship between human and mother nature. The air that we breathe, the food we eat, the snow, the rain, the rich soil that enables us to do great things,.. all comes from our dear earth. So yes, our earth deserves a round of applause!

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  1. Avatar Nancy says:

    Nice to have you back, Haylee. Hope you had a good break and are all caught up on things now (does that ever happen??) Interesting to hear your interest in food and that it is your favorite thing on Earth Day!

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