So like, we go to the park a lot.
A LOT LOT. Remember that one time I drank a bunch of rosé and fell off my bike in the grass? Right. A lot. (stop laughing.)
And embarrassingly, I never even THINK about the grass and what’s on it. (besides bugs. I definitely think slash panic about bugs.) But I juuuust learned about this incredible program that my lover, Stonyfield has started, called StonyFIELDS. Check this out, it’s this eye-openly impressive mission to get all the playing fields and parks in America to be organic!
UM, okay. They win.
Like, I can’t even imagine being the person who’s all, “Let’s make ALL THE GRASS organic and pesticide free.” How does someone even do that? Gary Hirshberg does. (plus, he’s hot. YES I SAID IT.)
I had zero idea that something like 65% of the all the playing fields and parks are sprayed with chemicals. And that OVER TWENTY SIX MILLION kiddos play, roll around and tromp through all that mess, and then track it back home on their shoes and in their hair. That is insane.
And now I want to wash their hair.
And the heartbreaking thing is, these chemicals are linked to all kinds of cancers and illnesses. Which I know you already know, but I’m just saying. It’s one of those things that FOR ME, I didn’t make the link in my nog nog. (sorry I just said nog nog.)
Look, I’ll just show you the video instead of putting you to sleep. Promise you’ll dig it! (<–get it? dig? like the grou- right.)
Also, there was this weird bright green and black bug on that limb, so I slipped into cardiac arrest for about five minutes. Them pulling Aaron’s legs completely off didn’t bother me, THE SHINY DEATH BUG DID.
So, these are the cities that have joined the movement so far:
- South Portland, ME
- Costa Mesa, CA
- Burbank, CA
- Tustin, CA
- Salt Lake City, UT
- Houston, TX
- North Miami, FL
- Hyattsville, MD
- Portsmouth, NH
- Dover, NH
WHERE KANSAS CITY BE AT? Actually, here’s more information on a few steps you can take in your own town, if you’re into this! I just think it’s so neat. I mean, just starting with your BACK YARD is awesome. Baby steps. Bae bae steps. (<–no)
This is when the kids were discussing the acrimonial nature of the axisoral definitive counteracting the insidious harmonies of the outer spherical diversion of the land.
Just kidding, they were tooting.
THE HIIIIIIILLS ARE ALIIIIIVE WITH THE SOUND OF ORGAAAAANIIIIIIIC.
Does anyone actually know HOW to find out if your cities’ parks are organic? Asking for me. I tried to find out if Loose park is, and although I’ve never witnessed any chemicals sprayed on them, I came up short. I got NUTTIN’. If you do know, please tell me, because now I’m obsessed with this movement and think it’s the ding dang coolest.
And obviously, Stonyfield organic yogurt is a STAPLE in our hizz. The kid-friendly tubes and pouches are all my gremlins freaking care about in their lives. I’m good with that.
Isn’t this willow tree INTENSE? I’m pretty sure it comes alive at night and eats people. Yet I love it. Yet I fear it. Yet I want to pet it and call it Frank.
Getting maaajor When Harry Met Sally vibes here. I’ve never been so proud.
And of course we have to feed the ducks every time we visit the park. If not to make sure these animals are thoroughly fed, to give ME AN ANXIETY ATTACK BECAUSE I’M POSITIVE THEY’RE GOING TO FALL IN FOREVER.
You know, just in case your ovaries needed a little abuse.
SO YEAH, there are loooots of things and actions on the grand scale of planet health that we can do to help make the Earth a smidge safer. And I’m always SO IMPRESSED with Stonyfield, and what they stand for. Gary is such a mover and shaker, it’s unreal. If nothing else, this is simply an awareness thing. You NOW KNOW what’s happening. And if this kind of movement gives you giddy pants, boom! Now you can help out. And I can stop making Sound of Music references.
(This post is definitely in partnership with my lover, Stonyfield. But all park riff raff and ramblings are totally my own. We coo?)