Yesterday we celebrated Kyle’s 26th birthday,
Today we all celebrate OUR 43rd Earth Day.
Earth Day is an annual day on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and is celebrated in more than 192 countries every year. The name and concept of Earth Day was pioneered by John McConnell in 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco. He proposed March 21, 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. This day of nature’s equipoise was later sanctioned in a Proclamation signed by Secretary General U Thant at the United Nations. A month later a separate Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. While this April 22 Earth Day was focused on the United States, an organization launched by Denis Hayes, who was the original national coordinator in 1970, took it international in 1990 and organized events in 141 nations. Numerous communities celebrate Earth Week, an entire week of activities focused on environmental issues.
Personally, I believe in that quote about borrowing the earth from our children. With that in mind, around our home, every day is Earth Day. However, though we compost, recycle, reuse and re-purpose, Earth Day always reminds me to try just a little harder.
With respect to our environment and the generations to come, I hope you will do at least one new thing today that you can commit to doing daily. It doesn’t have to be fancy. If you don’t already have a recycling bin, call your city and ask for one. Stop using plastic bottles and get yourself a reusable cup/mug/bottle that you enjoy using. Use less paper. Start a compost (it’s truly amazing how quickly the right stuff breaks down in there!) Honestly, the list of things you can do to make this planet a little healthier is endless.
We have only one Earth. Let’s be proud to pass it on to the next generations. Hoping you can get outside today and enjoy this earth. Great place to get some peaceandfitness on! Happy Earth Day to you.