Single Dads: Help children. Heal the Earth.

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The SingleDad website has an inspiring motto “Make Life Happen…Again”. This tag line is perfect to explain the goals and aspirations behind those who are committed to being great single dads. These goals can also be applied to other life lessons, a major one being environmental awareness.

The SingleDad website has an inspiring motto – “Make Life Happen…Again”. This tagline is perfect to explain the goals and aspirations behind those who are committed to being great single dads. The inspiration behind those of you who are doing your part to be a good role model, great parent, and excellent citizen is often times unspoken, though not unseen. The job of a single parent is a tough road to walk, but very rewarding. Striving to make our children well educated, both in subjects of school and in life lessons is essential to their character. “Make Life Happen…Again” can be applied to many of these life lessons, a major one being environmental awareness.

Children today are hearing about recycling as early as preschool in their daily lessons. They learn the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle symbols and that their soda bottles go in a different bin than their tissues. Their education in the importance of being kind to the earth should not end there. Our children will have a huge impact on our environment—good or bad. So it is important to instill the reasoning behind reusing products, and doing our part to reduce the carbon footprint that we leave behind. This is a value that children can be taught at home, working as a family to learn how to do our part.

The efforts to increase awareness are everywhere. You’ll find commercials for hybrids and green cleaning products when flipping through the channels, billboards for events on “going green” and solar energy. Large companies are making the effort to cut down on pollution and educating their employees on doing their part. Large companies are catching on, but each person can do their part at home. Making different piles for recycled products, switching off the lights, and purchasing organic, earth friendly products instills recycling and “healing the earth” as second nature in a little ones mind.

In essence, we teach children the exact motto of SingleDad.com, in that by recycling and doing our part to help heal the earth, we are making life happen again for so many different products that would otherwise add to our countries landfills.

growkids.orgHilary Martin is the Director of Sales and Marketing for Growkids, earth-friendly fundraising. Growkids mission is to nurture and educate children by engaging them, their teachers and parents in making earth-friendly decisions that benefit current and future generations. Single dads, here is your chance to shine at the next PTA meeting. For more information on Growkids “green” alternatives to traditional fundraising call 800.823.4595, email Hilary at hilarymartin@growkids.org or visit www.growkids.org.

Richard JaramilloRichard “RJ” Jaramillo, is the Founder of SingleDad.com,
a website and social media resource dedicated to single parenting and specifically for the newly divorced, re-married, widowed and single Father with children.
RJ is self employed, entrepreneur living in San Diego and a father of three children. The mission of SingleDad is to help the community of Single Parents
“Make Life Happen…Again!”

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Richard “RJ” Jaramillo, is the Founder of SingleDad.com, a website and social media resource dedicated to single parenting and specifically for the newly divorced, re-married, widowed and single Father with children. RJ is self employed, entrepreneur living in San Diego and a father of three children. The mission of SingleDad is to help the community of Single Parents “Make Life Happen…Again!”