Earth: Our Home Planet

Days set aside to celebrate specialness -- like Mothers Day and Fathers Day -- should serve as inspiration to honor that specialness every day, not just one day on a calendar.

Today is Earth Day, an annual event, celebrated worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. This holiday is actually 43 years old, having first been celebrated in 1970. Today, the even is coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and is celebrated in more than 192 countries. (Want to read more?)

Today, resolve to do something good every day of the year for old Mother Earth. It's the only planet we have, and there are too many ecological signs that she's tired of taking abuse.

At The Very Least
  • Choose reusable water bottles rather than those single-use disposable bottles of water.
  • Carry your own bags to the store in which to pack your groceries.
  • Walk more and drive less.
  • Never litter.
  • Dispose of hazardous chemicals and petroleum products properly.
  • Start composting.
  • Most of all, teach your children all of the above -- and more.
Everything Old Is New Again

My grandparents' generation had a saying: Use it up. Wear it out. Make it do. Or do without.

There's a lot of truth in that.

In today's world, that old saying has been repackaged for a new generation: Reuse. Recycle. Repurpose.

Takeaway Truth

Rejoice in doing your part for the planet.

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