Sunday, April 22, 2012

Earth Day: 'Don't Think About It. Do Something'

When Earth Hour was observed last March 31, I was talking to my two grandchildren, Bryan, 9 and Adgel, 8, answering their question why should earth hour be observed.

Now, yesterday morning, I told them that on April 22 will be the Earth Day. They're surprised. They asked me why?

I didn't answer them directly. Instead, I asked them what they are going to give for the earth's day to make her happy.

Kids Ideas

These wise kids surprised me of their answers. They said they're going to clean the earth by putting the waste to their proper place of disposal. They're going to plant trees and grow them to cover those denuded mountains. They're not going to burn the garbage or waste. Instead, they're going to put them in the compost pit and separate others for recycle.

Bryan, grade 3 pupil and Adgel, grade 2 pupil have the common sense. I appreciated their environmental ideas. I said to them when they grow up they will become an ideal environmentalists.

People's Woes and Worries

In reality, these are our lamentations:

We're very sorry for the air pollution that we have created caused by the advancement of our industrial technology.

We're very sorry for the denuded forest for we've to do it for the modernization of our place.

We're very sorry for the water pollution for we've no more place to dispose our waste and sewerage except to empty them to rivers, seas and oceans.

Because of these abuses, many lives have been lost, properties have been damaged.

Now we've realized that no one has to be blamed except us. We deserve all these things. Now we've promised to save mother earth.

Earth Day Movement

Earth Day movement came to being to preserve the environment,to save lives and to save Mother Earth. Earth Day was first founded on April 22, 1970 to encourage a large turnout for the environmental rallies held across the country.

Statistics show that more than a billion people in 180 nations around the world are celebrating Earth Day every year.

More than 20 million people across the U.S. are estimated to have participated in the first Earth Day.

By the end of 1970, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was born to improve air and water quality.

Environmentalism Movement 

Activist Denis Hayes organized a teach-in activity which became the pioneer of the modern environmental movement.

Since the launching of Earth Day, environmentalism has moved from a fringe issue to a mainstream concern.

Earth Day Network pushes Earth Day movement from single-day actions: Park cleanups and Tree planting

Earth Day provides a benchmark for reflection among those of us in the environmental community.

The Commitment

"Don't Think About It - Do Something," as what Kathleen Rogers, president of Washington, D.C.-Based Earth Day Network said.

Rogers said, "We are headed for a billion commitments to do something green. And that doesn't mean to think about it--it means do something."

Commitment initiative: The Green Generation, a transition from industrial revolution, is all about green generation of energy and the generation of green jobs, according to Rogers.

Things To Do In Earth Day

As suggested by EDN, everyone should pledge to educate friends and family on global warming or buy green products such as energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs).

Source: Earth Day Facts: When It Is, How It Began, What to Do John Roach, National Geographic News

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