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Happy Earth Day

A day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment.

Shouldn’t everyday be Earth day?

It is a day to remind us that we abuse its environment and we should have more respect for it. We’re on a slow learning curve but we’re getting there.

The History of Earth Day

Earth day began in the US in 1970 when Senator Gaylord Nelson became concerned about over-population and exploiting the natural resources the earth had to offer. Earth Day’s original goal – to create a healthy, sustainable environment through environmental citizenship.
Earth day is now a part of 174 countries and 17,000 organizations and the goal is still to promote environmental stewardship.

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

What about now? What should we be doing? Recycling isn’t enough; to recycle requires a lot of energy and effort and leaves a footprint on the environment. It should definitely be part of the strategy but the first two ‘R’s’ should play a stronger role. The future will be about diversion, about creating products that can be composted, creating products in smaller packages. It will be about local farming, local ingredients, walking to the grocery store. It is webinars and meeting with local experts. It will be about multimodal transportation, active transportation, and smaller personal automobiles. The future will be what we make it.