I just took in our “big blue marble” Earth Day flag. I was happy for the soaking last night—and who would ever have had that thought that last fall? Our herbs are flourishing and will be for sale at the LV Green Market on Thursday, and our basement is dry. I posted this on Facebook for Earth Day and want to share it on our LV Patch:
Happy Earth Day! There was a lot accomplished in environmental awareness since 1969 and there is much more left to do. I'm elated by the interest shown year after year and continued progress toward a cleaner, safer, sounder environment for us all, our kids, their kids, and on. Political dynamics in play now are daunting, but we have to always remember that environmental responsibility starts at home. There’s no such thing as “small thing.” Indeed, Margret Mead’s quote, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has,” is being tested today more than ever.
We have to understand the true costs that our lifestyles, diets, shopping and consumption habits incur, and be aware that protecting fresh water, arable soil, and clean air is everyone’s responsibility. We need to demand more from our government—on every level, to ensure that this earth is not sacrificed for the sake of profit. To that end, I toast everyone with a cold, clean glass of water!