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Our world is full of life, but it is in trouble due to the destruction we are largely creating. Do you believe climate change is real? I certainly do, simply from witnessing opposing seasons interlocking at some point with each other and on the other side of the world, glaciers are melting in temperatures way below zero.
Earth Day is on April 22 and is the world’s largest environmental movement. Since the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, more than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, with a focus on education, public policy, and consumer campaigns.
This year’s campaign is “Environmental & Climate Literacy.” Learn more about how you can get involved and take action to eliminate pollution, planting trees and tending gardens, curbing greenhouse emissions or to help power the movement. Visit the Earth Day Network.
Are we taking action to repair the damage we’ve done to the earth, or taking precautionary measures to prevent further manmade disasters and destruction to our planet? Today, we commemorate Earth Day! Earth Day Network’s year-round mission is to broaden, diversify and activate the environmental movement worldwide, through a combination of education, public policy, and consumer campaigns. Earth Day Network is committed to promoting sustainability and environmental conservation 365 days of the year, not just on Earth Day.
Economic growth and sustainability lies within our power and how we respond to our caretaking responsibility is a choice we have, which could be a matter of life and death. Let’s take better care of our planet, because if we don’t, our planet certainly won’t protect us. What are you doing to get involved on Earth Day and what type of ecological footprint are you leaving?
As we celebrate Earth Day today, we recall a very poignant video by Michael Jackson called “Earth Song” that will forever leave an emotional thumbprint on our hearts. We want to share that video with you, but want you to be forewarned that there are portions of this recording that contain graphic images you may find a little disturbing, albeit a very real environmental epidemic. Michael Jackson creatively showed us vivid imagery of global concern about what we are doing to the world. As you watch this video, think about the message behind each scene and think about what you can do to make this world a better place for all of us.
We cannot simply celebrate “Earth Day” only on one day during the year and totally disregard doing something environmentally edifying during the other 364 days of the year. We must celebrate “Earth Day” to commemorate the things that we have done and continue to do in order to save and sustain our planet. This world is a gift to us and you do not abuse gifts. When we neglect the environment, we neglect ourselves. When we abuse the environment, we abuse ourselves. When we help the environment to be positively fruitful, we too will be fruitful in many sectors of our lives. Join in to help fortify the lives of others and this planet we live in.
What about us? What can you do today?
Happy Earth Day everyone!
More attention is being placed on our accountability and responsibility for taking care of Mother Earth. We have to honestly look at ourselves to see if we are being as responsible as we should be, in order to build a cleaner and healthier environment for the generations to come.
According to the Columbia Encyclopedia, Earth Day, which is April 22, is a day to celebrate the environment. The first Earth Day was organized in 1970 to promote the ideas of ecology, encourage respect for life on earth, and highlight growing concern over pollution of the soil, air, and water. Earth Day is now observed in 140 nations with outdoor performances, exhibits, street fairs, and television programs that focus on environmental issues.
To learn more about the official Earth Day Campaign, go to this website: http://www.earthday.org/earthday2010
Let us unite to make EVERY DAY Earth Day! Let us continue to fight for a healthier environment because it’s all up to us! Our future depends on it!