Make a difference in the real world every day! As a fairy-godmother-in-training, you don’t have to wait to go to Aventurine to start growing in wisdom. You can make a difference in the real world—your world—every day. How? Form a local lineage with friends to make your world a better place!
Birdie is part of the Arbor Lineage, a family of fairy godmothers who work to heal the green world. Your local lineage can form a Green Squad to help. Here’s how:
Step 1: Get started!
Tell some friends about the Fairy Godmother Academy and your idea to start a Local Lineage. Invite them to a get together, and then ask them to join up. You can even throw a party! Even if you have just one friend who wants to do it, you can get started!
Step 2: Find your talisman
Birdie’s family talisman is the Singing Stone, and it helps her on her adventures. Together with your group choose a talisman, or magic charm. Maybe you’ll use a special rock or a feather, or maybe you’ll paint a picture of an animal or plant. Anything with meaning for your group can be a talisman and bring luck to your actions.
Here are some questions to get you thinking about your talisman:
- What inspired us?
- Do we have a magic gift or skill?
- What animals, colors, and plants do we like?
- What have our ancestors done?
You can also go to the Talisman Chooser and pick one there!
Step 3: Choose your name
Your lineage name can be as simple as your neighborhood’s name, or as wild as Flying Feather Lineage or Fantastic Dreamer Lineage. Will the name reflect your talisman, your location, your dreams? You decide.
Step 4: Invite a guiding godmother
We all need help on our adventures. What adult will you ask to help guide your group? Maybe a cool mom, aunt or grandma? A teacher who inspires you? It’s up to you!
Step 5: Act!
What will your first Green Squad Action be? You could pick up trash in a park, plant seeds, collect recyclables or start your own original project.
Check out a few of these ideas:
Green Squad Action: The Beauty of ReUsing
Paint reusable canvas bags with bright images of plants and animals!. Fill the bags with nutritious treats, then donate them to your local food pantry.
Green Squad Action: Plan on plants
It may not be time for planting right now where you live, but you can still dream about it. Get together with your squad and plan a food garden, a butterfly garden, a habitat garden for animals, or a wildflower reseeding campaign. Go to your local library or look online to get great ideas for your area, and make plans for spring!
Green Squad Action: Share a ride
Organize a group trip to a favorite park, swimming hole, or lake and carpool to get there. Don’t’ forget to check the tires! Cars with properly inflated tires use less gas and cause less pollution.