Thursday, April 22, 2021

Earth Day

 Happy Earth Day!

It is good to make a minute and celebrate the planet that isa home to our species and all of the other species. There, so far, is not other. We need to take care of this one. 

We can live and respect our planet. 

It is short-sighted to trash our planet and environment today and expect succeeding generations to clean our mess. 

From the Earth Day website:

Since 1970, A Legacy of Environmental Action

The first Earth Day in 1970 mobilized millions of Americans from all walks of life, giving birth to a broad new movement to protect the planet. On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans — 10% of the U.S. population at the time — took to streets, college campuses and hundreds of cities to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward. The first Earth Day is credited with launching the modern environmental movement. Earth Day is now recognized as the planet’s largest civic event each year.

Earth Day 1970 led to the passage of landmark environmental laws in the United States, including the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts and the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Many countries soon adopted similar laws, and in 2016, the United Nations chose Earth Day as the day to sign the Paris Climate Agreement into force.

Remember, the mess we make today someone else is going to have to clean tomorrow.

Celebrate Earth Day!

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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