Earth Day is on April 22. It’s a time for us to work together and focus on what this earth needs.
Being “Green Conscious” I go through my life and do my “green” bit daily, but my actions and thoughts about this have been influenced by many other good people.
Reminder About Earth Day
March 21, 1970 was first day to celebrate the Earth. John McConnell (March 22, 1915 “ October 20, 2012), the founder and creator of Earth Day, got it passed in 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco.
Four activist inspirations are listed below. The first one involves YOU! The others activists who strive to make our earth a better one.
1. The Care2 Community
Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money. – Cree Indian Proverb
2. Chinmaya Dunster: World Green Activist
Chinmaya Dunster, a world famous musician, writes about The Food Production Crisis.
Your food: you just go to the supermarket and pick it up, right? Maybe you have to be careful with your budget so you have to forego a few items you’d otherwise love to buy. Or maybe you’re concerned about what’s healthy or ethical, so you take care in choosing products: free range eggs, as few additives as possible?
But food is just there isn’t it? Most of us take it for granted that it will always be there.
In fact food producers worldwide are facing a perfect storm of combinations that means that you shouldn’t be taking tomorrow’s food supply for granted at all.”
What we are doing to this earth is scary. Scary Facts About Food Security
Learn 5 Ways you can help with the food crisis: Food Production Crisisť
3. Paul Jimerson – Green Ocean Activist
Paul Jimerson is passionate about taking care of the beloved ocean. He’s alarmed at seeing a Plastic Ocean growing.
One of the greatest threats to the health of the Ocean is plastic. Every week, there is more and more evidence about the toxicity of plastic . Not just BPA, but many other compounds as well. Plastic is petroleum-based, and we are still learning about its harmful effects. We are turning our magnificent Ocean into a toxic sewer of plastic and other trash.
According the National Geographic News, some of the toxins introduced into the Ocean ecosystem are Bisphenol-A (BPA), styrene trimer (a polystyrene by-product) and other derivatives of polystyrene.”
If you care about life on the planet, you must become an activist, in whatever way you are able to, and educate yourself and those around you about this horrific problem.
What can you do about plastic in the ocean (even if you are a landlubber)? For a list go to the original article: Plastic Ocean.
4. Carla Janzen: Green Home Activist
You don’t have to change your whole way of living to make a big impact. You may already know you can use simple solutions like vinegar and water. I’d like to share state of the artť science solutions that are easy and save you money. First let’s look at why it’s important to make these simple changes.”
There are thousands of chemicals in home cleaning products we use today.
Every day the United States produces or imports 42 billion pounds of chemicals, with 90 percent procured from non-renewable fossil fuels. This is the equivalent of 623,000 gasoline tanker trucks each carrying 8,000 gallons.
My Challenge To You: to somehow share your passion about the earth with someone else this week.