What exactly is Earth Day you may ask? Well it started over 39 years ago by Senator Gaylord Nelson(WI) and is now “the largest secular holiday in the world, celebrated by more than a half billion people every year”. Simply put, it is a day where we focus our attention on the environment, and see how we can collectively take steps to change public policy in order to protect Mother Earth. If you are like me, you are probably already disturbed by all the tornado’s, floods, tsunami, getting snow in spring, that is clearly indicating that something is not right.
Most of us have hectic lifestyles, but that does not mean we are excused from doing our part in preserving the earth for future generations. Maybe you can attend an Earth Day event, start recycling, buy organic and just waste less. In 2011 we should all take more responsibility for our health and that includes knowing the source of what we put into our bodies.
Here in New York you can visit www.earthdayny.org for a list of events and programs going on throughout the city for you to check out.
Have a great Earth Day