Mon 22 Apr, 2013
Each year, Earth Day — April 22 — marks the anniversary of what most consider the birth of the modern environmental movement which began in 1970. Thinking back to the 70’s one remembers rock-n-roll, the war in Vietnam and protests. Some things that one may have forgotten are gas-guzzling big cars, industrial air pollution turning our air to unbreathable and vegetation giving way to concrete and black top. There was little concern for the environment, the air, water, plants and animals that share the planet with us.
Thanks to the efforts of Gaylord Nelson, Robert McCloskey and Denis Hayes, “environmental safety”, “going green”, and “eco-friendly” are now commonly known terms around the world as well as reduce-reuse-recycle.
Today is Earth Day 2013. Do something for the environment. Ride your bike to work or the gym. Use reusable cloth bags for your groceries. Pick up the trash you see as you walk down the street. Make a greater effort to buy items that have eco-friendly packaging or no packaging at all. Buy local products rather than products that are shipped via tanker across miles of ocean. Check out how much energy you are using and try to reduce it by 10%. Plant a tree or some flower bushes in the honor of someone. Take shorter and cooler showers. Help renew the ocean fronts, forest lands and grasslands near your home. There are many ways to help out Mother Earth. For we know that God made all things and saw that they were good (Genesis 1).