Wednesday, April 25, 2012

How Did You Celebrate Earth Day?

How did You Celebrate Earth Day. How many of you all celebrated Earth Day last Saturday? Well, I didn’t. I didn’t even realize it until Saturday was almost over. I found out about it when I went to the Apple Store in Austin, Texas. Apple was giving away free downloads for a TV episode from the BBC America’s Planet Earth.

You would think that this would be one of the most important days for a special celebration. After all, this is a celebration of Mother Earth. Where would we be without Planet Earth? Let me count the ways.

Number one: no other planet in the solar system can provide us with oxygen.
Number two: No other planet has water..
Number three: I don’t want to live on another planet.
Number four: Planet Earth is the only home for us.
Number five: See reasons one through four above.

Loving Mother Earth

It’s amazing to me how we all abuse Planet Earth. We buy hamburgers from McDonald’s and milkshakes with fries, then throw the wrappers out of the car window. We drill and drill and drill for oil so that we can make plastic bottles. We fill the plastic bottles with precious water from Mother Earth; after drinking the water, we tossed the empty plastic bottles onto the ground. What more can I say? We love Mother Earth… But not that much.

Other creatures value. Mother Earth more than we do. The Lions, the monkeys, even the lowly lizards and snakes all realize how precious this planet really is. The most intelligent and supreme beings on Planet Earth, a.k.a. human beings, show less regard for Earth then do the the creatures of the forest and the jungle.

Water is Texas Tea

So what can we do?

First of all, we need to recycle. Paper, plastics, and anything else that can be reused should be recycle at if it all possible. Conserving water, rather than wasting the water. Clearing the forest so that we can take the trees and make more paper products so that we can simply throw the paper away is not a good use of our natural resources. The funny thing is that 20% of the world’s population uses 80% of planet Earth’s resources.

Mother Earth is so forgiving, we abuse and abuse and abuse her. Yet she continues to forgive us. We’ve spilled hundreds of millions of gallons of oil into our lakes, rivers and oceans. We’ve killed off Ocean life with our careless disregard for Planet Earth’s waterways. We’re all guilty of this. Even I...

I am ashamed to admit that I did not celebrate Planet Earth, last Saturday. My deepest hope is that Mother Earth will forgive me and allow me to spread the message to others that she wants to forgive all of us. We all can do better and it starts with the power of one. By looking at the person in the mirror and saying out loud, 
Today...I will make a difference by being kinder to Planet Earth.

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