Today—Monday, 22 April 2013—is EARTH DAY.
The first Earth Day was celebrated 43 years ago. That year, 20 million people reportedly participated. Today, Earth Day is celebrated in over 192 countries by nearly a billion people. Although some progress has been made in protecting the earth, the Pogo poster from 1970—sadly—is still appropriate today.
I am more concerned than hopeful about the fate of our world. There is still so much to do. But today, I will celebrate and trust that together the people of the world can actually make a difference. As Carl Sagan reminds us, it is our responsibility to “preserve and cherish this pale blue dot, the only home we have ever known.”
Do you have any special plans for today?