"If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!"
- Pete Seeger, in YES! Magazine

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Soccer Setup & Tear Down (and trash, too)

The project:
Help set up and tear down the nets for youth soccer, and pick up trash after the games.

30 minutes total

Why bother?
Our girls are playing soccer this year. Whichever teams arrive first and play last have to set up and tear down the goals. Today, one girl was at a crack of foggy morning game, the other at the end of sunny afternoon. Sure, there are OTHER parents who could've done this, but why should we leave it to them?

We couldn't figure out WHICH of the six fields our girls were playing on, so we just started setting up goals. Turns out we set up two of the fields our girls would NOT be using. GOOD THING other parents came! It would've taken the two of us a LONG time to get all that stuff in place. (And, man, are those goals heavy!)

Afterward, there was a bit of trash around, so I picked up all that I could find and delivered it to the bins. One less thing for the janitor to do - and gripe about - in the morning.

Worth it?

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