Happy Earth Day!
This year Earth Day celebrates its 43rd year. With that many years under its belt, you would think that this environmentally friendly holiday would have the whole world hugging trees.
Sadly, it seems to have had the opposite effect.
Since its founding, public concern for improving the Earth has dropped from 63 percent (who care a whole awful lot) to 39 percent.
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Whether you knew it or not, it’s here, that one day a year when some of us remember to acknowledge that we should take care of our planet. Apparently some people do it every day. Who knew?
The rest of you, go do something good for the planet…but first, in honor of Earth Day (and national poetry month) a poem:
It’s Earth Day again, a green day for sure,
When all work for clear skies and water that’s pure.
It’s a goal that is worthy of more than one day,
But a good way to remind us (now here comes some cliché(s)).
If we all do our part and treat the Earth as we should,
We may be surprised by all the change for good.
To bring about big change, there’s one thing we know,
It starts with just one act, and then starts to grow.
We all make a difference, no matter how small.
The Earth is for each one of us…after all.
Happy Earth Day!
This day which celebrates all things environmental is celebrating its 40th birthday.
And it’s sure come a long way in those 40 years.
It may surprise some to know that the original organizers of Earth Day were extremely anti-business.
Of course, now this certainly isn’t true.
It seems like every single industry has jumped onto the “green” bandwagon.
Just walk through any grocery store and you’ll see reusable shopping bags; chip bags that biodegrade almost instantly; and probably a stuffed creature of some sort that comes with a pro-Earth book.
It’s an encouraging sign if you try not to think about the carbon foot print of those plush toys and their Earth Day literature.
A tip for those who get blinded by the “green” label: just because it’s made from recycled, soy fiber doesn’t mean you need to buy it.
Earth Day (and being ”green”) is about appreciating this one planet we have, and doing what we can to keep it healthy.
In other words: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. I bet you can guess which one of those “R”s businesses might have a problem with when it comes to selling their products.
No one ever said this was going to be easy, but it’s a good thing to think about as you celebrate the 40th Earth Day.
I’d like to leave you with some words of encouragement courtesy of Dr. Seuss’ the Once-ler:
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It´s not.”
Or, if you prefer “The Office” brand of encouragement:
“Recyclops will drown you in your over watered lawns. Humans are terrible for the environment.”
Now, go forth and reduce, reuse, recycle.
…also, Happy NFL Draft Day! Go Rams (don’t mess this up)!
More on the commercialism of Earth Day: Earth Day=Big Business
…just one more reminder to take care of our one and only planet: Recyclops