If you have kids, you may have taken them to see the new Dr. Seuss movie, The Lorax, this weekend. I have a six-year old daughter and we caught the matinee showing of this inspirational “movie with a message” on Sunday.
The Lorax movie is based on the 1971 book of the same name. It was written long before the concepts of “global warming” and hybrid cars. Even back then, Dr. Seuss understood the importance of conservation and standing up for what you believe—just like those in the park and recreation field.
The mission to celebrate the world by conserving parkland and by saving energy at recreation facilities is shared by all who choose to work in the park and recreation field. We understand that one seed can make a difference.
After the movie, I asked my daughter if she understood the message and what did the movie mean to her? She thought for a second and answered, “That we need air to live and that trees make air. And Mom, I don’t want to have to buy canned air when I’m older.”
"Unless someone like you...cares a whole awful lot...nothing is going to get better...It's not."
Written by: Lisa Vega, NRPA Marketing Director
Inspirational questions to ponder. Share your thoughts:
- Thinking about the message of the Lorax story, what conservation efforts do you think are important to teach younger generations?
- In what ways does the Lorax inspire you to promote conservation in your community?