Today is April 22. A day chosen to celebrate the earth worldwide – Earth Day. Earth Day was founded in 1970, as a way to promote love and respect for the planet and help to bring awareness to environmental issues that we humans are creating.
Wow, I didn’t realize that Earth Day was founded in 1970, until I did some research recently. I think today is a good day to reflect on our environmental progress as a nation and as individuals.
I know I do many things different in my life today, than I did in the 70’s, 80’s, and even the 90’s. I’m certainly living more green. I try to reduce the amount of waste I generate, reuse what I can, recycle, I don’t use chemicals on our property, I have quit using most of the harshes chemicals in my house for cleaning, I use my own bags at the grocery store – most of the time these days, and we have our own chickens for eggs and meat.
I’m glad my habits have changed in ways that are better for the planet and the next generations that follow me – us. But I’m still not doing enough, but I’m doing the best I can for now.
I don’t want to get on a soap box. I just want to bring some awareness to Earth Day, and invite you to think about Earth Day and invite you to participate in Earth Day. There are lots of enjoyable things you can do for Earth Day. Even it is as simple as taking a walk with family and/or friends today and appreciating the beauty and splendor of life. This would we a great beginning and enjoyable way to spend the day.
In fact, there is a whole movement (Picnic for the Planet) out there that is promoting Picnics on Earth Day. People are having small to very large picnics everywhere. What a great idea. To learn more about this movement, check out Picnic for the Planet.
Another interesting group out there is The Earth Day Network. They are promoting A Billion Acts of Green. Awesome! There is lots of information on their web site. I just found this link this morning, and it looks really interesting. They have a link to a group called the “Women and the Green Economy” (WAGE™), which looks interesting, but I don’t know much about it.
The Earth Day Network has lots of links to various projects and groups. If you are interested in learning more about the Earth Day and living more Green, I think you may find something on this web that will interest you.
There is even an Earth Day flag. The first Earth Day flag was made from recycled items. Here is a picture of the Earth Day flag:
I like that this flag promotes the awareness and well being of the Earth, since the Earth is our home and vital to all life here. It is a universal symbol for all of us.
The Earth Day Flay represents something that we all have in common and we all have an invested interested in – Our Planet, and it doesn’t matter who we, where we come from, what religion we follow, how rich or how poor we are, we can all come together on this issue of ensuring the health of this planet for ourselves and all the generations to come. We can think of the Earth Day Flag as The Flag of the People.
If you chose to do something today or this weekend in recognition of Earth Day, consider posting what you chose to do. It is amazing the creative ways that people come up with to celebrate Earth Day.