I love Earth Day, but always feel a little deflated afterwards. Just one day of national attention to the health of our planet? Really?? Then I remind myself that the real point of Earth Day is to light the fire. It’s our job as individuals to keep the flame going after that. Here are some thoughts on how to go about it.
Commit to 1 meaningful lifestyle change this year. For example:
Start composting (no yard necessary)
Commit to spreading the word…effectively:
Keep yourself inspired:
Remember to take political action, too.
Right now, before Earth Day is over, one of the most important things you can do is to sign an email to Secretary Kerry to help stop the hugely destructive Keystone XL tar sands pipeline from being built. The email demands that he factor the TRUE environmental costs of the pipeline into his environmental review, and you don’t have to add a word unless you want to. Just sign and send to do a world of good.
Wishing you a happy and fruitful Earth Day — and Earth Year.