1 month ago
Earth Day, Is It?
I’ll be honest with you, I wrestle with this Holiday. Created in the 1970s, when it was easy for any side of the aisle in Washington DC to grasp that protecting earth was of the utmost importance. Sure, it was also political goodwill at the time of the Vietnam war, but the Clean Air and Water Acts, and many other huge environmental steps forward, started around this time. Few could imagine then how much worse it would get. So here we are, celebrating Earth once again while habitat diminishes, carbon output soars, and more and more Americans doubt there’s any issue at all.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a cynic. And nor do I aim to change the world. My goal is to accept where we’re at, grieve the losses, get over it and then, move forward with a Plan.
So, yes, let’s celebrate Earth. Let empower all those entities that can save what’s left to do so, and empower ourselves to give back as much as we can whether it’s our front steps, our decks, our windowsills or our yards (should we be so insanely lucky to actually own one). Nature is not some far away thing fixed in time, a postcard or a BBC series of things few of us ever see. Nature is now, it surrounds us, and it’s ready to come home. So, Bring It Back.
The Reconcilliation of The Natural World by Humanity- in cities, suburbs and beyond- is the only sane Plan for the 21st Century, and it is profoundly achievable.
So, happy Earth Day, today, tomorrow and every day as long as we all live.
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