Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day 2010 !! (surprise surprise)

Where did Earth Day come from? What is Earth Day? These burning questions are all answered here. There, that was easy, wasn't it? So, what's happening around the world on Earth Day today, on its 40th anniversary? Find out here!

What is Google, famous for changing its doodle to mark certain occasions, doing for Earth Day?
What can you be doing to celebrate Earth Day? Here you go; all sorts of activities from coloring projects to starting a garden instructions. 

Because many here in Culebra spend pretty much all year long in the fight to take care of our own piece of the Earth, I think Earth Day has lost some of its impact for me, awhile back. Sort of like Valentine's Day, it marks a specific Day, making a point of highlighting what should already be a daily part of our lives, so that's a good thing.

But, if, like Valentine's Day, if it is the only day of the year you truly let those you love know it by action, if Earth Day is the only day you really pay attention to how your own life impacts the planet, on a myriad of levels...well, I guess one day is better than none, but every day would be excellent. So, if Earth Day works as a reminder for you to ACT and do something to better the world you live in, then 40 years later, it still has huge value. And even if it is a daily part of your life, there is always something more that can be done. Just like celebrating love, the Earth is something you can celebrate in ever evolving ways. As Aslan, in the Narnia Chronicles book The Last Battle said..."Farther up and further in!"

So instead of doing just one thing for the Earth today - and you should - this might be the motivation to start doing one thing every day, to help the Earth be a better place, for now, and generations ahead. No, your picking up trash, or recycling, or planting trees and flowers, or starting a vegetable garden will probably not get you headlines, but you'll feel better, I promise. Go on, you know you want to!

Have an ecological Earth Day! Do something exponential, exciting and do it exuberantly - and maybe even every day!

related post: Earth Day 2009

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