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Thoughts about Earth Day

Our environmental challanges still need to be front and center.

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!

 

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Thomas Lotito April 25, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Come on Joe, I'm waiting to hear your defense of all of your left wing Marxist, Communist propaganda... I thought liberals were open minded?
Not Again! April 25, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Thomas....The sites you link are all Right Wing Conservative Spin machines. World News Daily..Fox News...That does not make them accurate or correct. If you think protecting the earth is a bad thing you are being short sighted and do not care about mankind or future generations, only the value of your portfolio. If you think the world population size is not a problem you live in a vacuum. And for your benift I hope that vacuum is full of exhaust fumes and toxins - so you can revel in them.
Thomas Lotito April 25, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Not again, so you are embracing communism to save the Earth? How double minded and cowardly that you would make such a remark not in your own name.. You live in a world of pollution, you pollute the earth everyday. Where does your garbage go? What about the emissions for your car? Or the coal that is burned to by JCP&L to power your house. What about all of the plastics you use???.....Earthday is a farce,anyone who believes they are saving the earth by celebrating Earthday is deceived...Buying into the environmentalist movement's agenda you are destroying your children's future through excessive taxation. Remember, every time you turn on a light bulb coal is burned to power that bulb....
Thomas Lotito April 25, 2012 at 04:01 PM
Useful idiot....defined Term invented in Soviet Russia to describe people who blindly supported the likes of Lenin and Stalin while they committed atrocity after atrocity..........Today, it refers to brainwashed liberals and leftists the world over usually college students that aren't necessarily idiots, but just misinformed, naive, and ignorant of facts due to being indoctrinated with liberal/socialist propaganda through their public education.
Thomas Lotito April 25, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Not Again are you in denying there is an upcoming United Nations environmental conference on sustainable development will consider a breathtaking array of carbon taxes, transfers of trillions of dollars from wealthy countries to poor ones, supported by the Obama Administration because it was reported on Fox News? Why? Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/04/20/tab-for-uns-rio-summit-trillions-per-year-in-taxes-transfers-and-price-hikes/?test=latestnews#ixzz1t4Mzc6R8

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