Video: Sesame Street Turns 40, Goes Green

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Lordy, lordy, Sesame Street is turning 40. To celebrate four decades of educational muppet fun, this year its producers are introducing a curriculum called “My World is Green and Growing” designed to “create a love and understanding of the natural world.” Below, Michelle Obama helps kids and Elmo plant a vegetable garden (pesticide free, natch):

 

 

HT Sierra Club.

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