Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Earth Day

Our ancestors viewed the Earth as rich and bountiful, which it is. Many people in the past also saw nature as inexhaustibly sustainable, which we now know is the case only if we care for it. It is not difficult to forgive destruction in the past which resulted from ignorance.

Today, however, we have access to more information, and it is essential that we re-examine ethically what we have inherited, what we are responsible for, and what we will pass on to coming generations.

Our marvels of science and techinology are matched if not outweighed by many current tragedies, including human starvation in some parts of the world, and the extinction of other life-forms. The exploration of space takes place at the same time as the Earth's own oceans, seas. and fresh water areas grow increasingly polluted.

Many of the Earth's habitats, animals, plants, insects, and even micro-organisms that we know as rare may not be known at all to future generations. We have the capability, and the responsibility. We must act before it is too late.

Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970 in the United States. Across the United States, 20 million people and thousands of local schools and communities participated in the first Earth Day, this made it the largest organized celebration in the history of the United States.


kavita said...

HAPPY EARTH daughter just left for her school,yesterday both of us made a Earth day badge for her to wear to the school.While we were working on it she was telling me how we can help our environment by planting saplings,saving water and electricity ,taking care of animals and birds...she is 6 yrs old.It made me happy to see that our kids are well aware of their environment.

A very nice post.Thanks for sharing.

A New Beginning said...

Your Post and Kavitas comment made me really happy....we have people who care for the environment!Let us pledge to make our earth a beautiful abode!

Judy said...

Happy Earth Day, Margaret! We should all do everything that we can to preserve our earth in any way that we can. Great post.

Babli said...

Thanks for your sweet and lovely comment.
Happy Earth Day. Each and every individual should try their best by putting their efforts to preserve our earth by every possible means.

Denise said...

I enjoyed this post very much Margaret, but then I always do. Your words are always wise and to be taken note of. They make us think. Happy Earth Day my friend, and have a wonderful weekend.

Yankee Girl ~ Missy said...

Wow we've been celebrating Earth Day longer than I've been alive. Thanks for sharing very wise words coming from a pretty cool lady. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Margaret, Being a life long antique r and fixer upper of old things, I guess I have been going green long before it was "fashionable" to do so. :) Have a wonderful weekend. Your order is on it's way.

Patty said...

I'm a little late to wish you a Happy Earth Day, so I'm wishing you a happy week-end.

Thanks for your visits, sorry I haven't been around much, it seems this whole month of April has been busy, busy, busy.

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