To celebrate Earth Day today, my son asked if we could walk around our neighborhood and collect trash. He’s been totally into this activity since last summer, when he earned his Junior Ranger badge on one of our visits to Yosemite. The ranger made a big point about continuing to be a ranger after we returned home from our visit to the park, and that the best way to do so would be to pick up trash around our neighborhoods and parks whenever we see it. My son took this message to heart. He loves cleaning up the neighborhood, and I think it’s adorable that he always has to wear his Junior Ranger badge while doing so. I also think doing our little bit to help clean up the planet, as locally as we can, is one of the best gifts we can give our planet.