Next Sunday is a special day ~ it’s Earth Day! And in just about every city, there will be all sorts of celebrations to honor the formation of this special day on April 22, 1970.
A lot was accomplished after the first Earth Day ~ like:
- The Environmental Protection Agency was established;
- The Clean Air Act was passed; and
- The Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act were also passed.
And though that’s really great, staying focused on how to keep our Earth healthy is an on-going job and something we can all help with every day. We just have to keep in mind the three Rs:
We all have a chance to make a difference. I know it might seem really big ~ we are talking the Earth ~ but, as Margaret Mead, an American cultural anthropologist, said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
So start where you can ~
- recycle your paper and bottles and cans;
- be creative and reuse things, like Patti does when she takes the clothes Tricia doesn’t like anymore;
- and remember to reduce ~ turn the television off when you finish watching it.
My sister Patti really stresses how we’re all connected, how we have a responsibility to each other and to the Earth ~ and she’s right. So help save the trees and water, the birds and fish, and the animals and bugs ~ that’s what we need … we need them all, to keep a balanced, healthy ecosystem.
What you do does matter.
Unless someone like you
cares a whole awful lot,
nothing is going to get better.
~ Dr. Seuss