Earth Day 2022
What a great day to #celebrate, right? Our precious Earth is getting folks to pay attention to it one day. I'm not sure one day cuts it, do you?
Earth Day began in 1970. Each year, on April 22, more than a billion people celebrate Earth Day to protect the planet from things like pollution and deforestation. In our world today, there is a lot more to it than picking up a few pieces of garbage and planting a few trees (all great starts, though). Every little bit helps has got to be the mantra!
A few friends in my writing community and Seth Godin, and 1500 others worldwide have thrown the gauntlet down on our precious climate...Earth. They wrote plus have graphs and facts to show what can and needs to be done to help all seven billion of us living together on the big blue marble! They spent hundreds of volunteer hours writing the book entitled The Carbon Almanac - https://thecarbonalmanac.org/.
If you are interested in going a bit deeper with our Earth and Carbon Footprints, et al., please check out the Almanac with its forward written by Mr. Seth Godin! The book launch is scheduled for the first day of summer, June 21st.
A recent Jeopardy question with a tongue in cheek answer was this:
A million people left 100 tons of trash in New York's Central Park on April 22, 1990 celebration of this day...
Of course, the answer is today! Earth Day! It all left a bad taste in my mouth. I guess the millions of people didn't get the memo of "leave no trace behind." I'm sure celebrations in this decade are tuned into keeping the environs clean and safe for everyone to enjoy, and hopefully, not only on this day but every day!