Thursday, April 22, 2010
Happy Earth Day 2010
Emerging Oak Leaves April 13, 2010
I was thinking back about the first Earth Day in 1970. In college, I attended many of the organizer meetings. We had "teach-ins" and lots of great activities--not too much different than today's events. Our main topics were air and water pollution, overpopulation, roadside litter, and conservation of plant and animals. The "greenhouse effect" was talked about also although the terms climate change and global warming were not used. Great progress was made during the 70s under an unlikely president--Nixon (Endangered Species Act, Clean Air Act, etc.). I have been involved in environmental issues since then.
Forty years later (can't believe it) and many challenges to our environment remain. However, I am hopeful that young people are enthusiastic about keeping planet Earth as a sustaining habitat for humans, plants and animals.
I got an email from Catalog Choice today. I had joined them three years ago to cut down on the number of catalogs I receive in the mail. It worked--I noticed I haven't gotten catalogs from those I entered. It works best if you have the catalog right there to give them the specifics. Check it out--it's free and easy. And, there are even coupons to download from some of the participating companies. Might save a few trees!