So, no one wished me Happy Earth Day yesterday. It came and went without even a whimper. But, I, in true holiday fashion wished my colleagues a “happy” day.
This year they celebrated 45 years of this movement. Funny, no one seemed to notice the great remembrance we were “missing”. Maybe that’s because Earth Day isn’t really a big deal? Hmmmm.
Each year, Earth Day — April 22 — marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement that began in 1970. You know, the era that brought us Jimi Hendrix, hippies, Vietnam and more. Air pollution was at its height and we weren’t even familiar with the term “clean environment”…yet.
So, some savvy folks with a cause decided to create Earth Day and get us all moving in the right direction. And there you have it.
If you planted a tree yesterday, picked up trash, groomed a greenway or did something noteworthy that was “green”, do let us know. I am sure there were some thoughtful experiences yesterday that ocurred, again, that we missed. But would love to hear about.
Psalm 24: 1-2
The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it.
The world and all its people belong to him.
For he laid the earth’s foundation on the seas
and built it on the ocean depths.