Celebrating Earth Month – It takes a Village

Earth MonthEarth Month Clean up – sponsored by Viridian

“The Earth does not belong to us: we belong to the Earth.” –  Marlee Matlin

This is Earth month, and tomorrow will be Earth day. While I love the fact that many people gather together to clean parks, and celebrate the earth, what I find sad is that we only focus on this once a year, while we should be focusing on this all year. What is equally sad is that we have to focus on this, and spend our days cleaning out plastic bags from ponds, picking up cigarette butts from parks and racking out trash off our street corners. Our children can teach us a lot about taking care of our earth. Bring your own bags to the supermarket. Recycle, reuse, conserve. Reduce energy consumption.


Please share with me how you are making a difference this Earth Month.




By day, Rachelle, working mother of two, serves as an education advocate and career advisor for MassEdCO. By night, Rachelle provided career consulting and works to promote green energy. When Rachelle is not writing her blog, advising her students, or coaching her clients, she enjoys camping and going to the theater with her two children.

Follow Rachelle on Twitter at @RLappinen and follow her blog at https://solutionsbyrachelle.wordpress.com/


About Rachelle Lappinen

​Rachelle Lappinen is a Career and Academic Consultant and a Green Energy Ambassador. Currently, Rachelle serves as an education advocate for MassEdco working with high school students on college and career navigation. Rachelle also consults working with MIT on a research program, researching the effects of long-term unemployment on the middle class and developing best practices to help this population. Rachelle has worked at Mount Wachusett Community College, the YWCA and Becker College as a Career Development Counselor. Before becoming entering the field of workforce development, Rachelle spent over 10 years working as an insurance underwriter. Throughout her coaching and volunteer experiences, Rachelle has been noted for her determination and persistence to help those in need of career guidance. As a volunteer, Rachelle is actively involved with the non-profit organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club of Leominster and Fitchburg and the Center for Women and Enterprises. Prior to entering the coaching world, Rachelle was a senior group insurance underwriter for Unum, and sales representative for Prudential Financial. She actively involved with the Career Counselors Consortium and is a member of the Career Resource Rachelle M. Lappinen, MBA, GCDF, CPRW
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One Response to Celebrating Earth Month – It takes a Village

  1. health4earth says:

    Reblogged this on Health4Earth and commented:
    Happy Earth Day, and remember to take care of our earth everyday.

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