Hello Good Folks!
Happy Earth Day!
In honor of Earth Day, the Earth Day Network is campaigning towards “A Billion Acts of Green“. Everyone is asked to do one green act to show their commitment to the earth. It can be as simple as turning off the water while you brush your teeth to coordinating a community clean-up.
I remember as a kid how I was so excited to participate in Earth Day. In class, we talked about the importance of taking care of “Mother Earth” and we drew pictures of the earth and nature. However, the experience that made the most impact on me as a kid was my girl scout troop being honored by our Mayor for picking up the most trash. To this day, I do not litter and I hate to see trash on the ground especially in residential neighborhoods.
Many of us as kids were more sensitive and caring of the world around us. If it was a pet or being mesmerized by ladybugs and fireflies, we had a natural “soft-spot” for nature. So where does it go afterwhile? What makes us throw trash out the window or waste energy by leaving lights on throughout the house? How do we return to that natural affinity to nature and the earth?
One person that is out front making a difference in the environment is activist Majora Carter. Here is a news segment about her. She is inspiring and very creative when it comes to activism.
Peace and Blessings!