Earth Day is a celebration of our planet and a reminder to practice sustainability every day.
Earth Day, for me, is a time for reflection of accomplishments and future goals in our stewardship of our planet.
To stimulate progressive action in conservation of our natural habitat.
To encourage others to adopt sustainable practices of our limited resources.
To pledge involvement and commitment of ourselves in improving awareness and policy.
To teach others the benefits, socially and economically of sustainability.
To work with all to protect our earth.
After all it is up to us as inhabitants.
While we know one day can’t bring about the change this earth needs in order for us to survive, we can always take steps to preserve our natural resources for current and future generations.
Hopefully, we learn from our past mistakes and, moving forward, adopt new techniques and develop advances in technology to ensure we (and our children and grandchildren) have enough water and air for their children and grandchildren.
But first, we as individuals have to do our part to ensure we aren’t part of the problem. Take a look at the Earthday.org blog for enlightening and encouraging stories about folks around the world who are making a difference in their schools, organizations, communities, businesses and countries.
What can you do? Take action.
Earth Day Network’s mission is to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle to build a healthy, sustainable environment, address climate change, and protect the Earth for future generations.
Don’t forget to conserve water! One way to do that is to collect it and use it for watering plants, washing laundry, showering, toilet flushing – and yes, drinking.
While we know we can’t accomplish it all in one day, we can celebrate Earth in many small ways every day.