Sunday, April 22, 2012
No doubt, cleaning the residual oil from the floor of the Gulf of Mexico caused by the BP oil spill is beyond the reach of ordinary human beings.
Today, however, everybody regardless of where they live in the world can perform some simple act with an eye toward preserving our common home, Earth. Today is Earth Day.
In Bahia, Brazil a group is spending the day clearing marine litter from the beach and littering the beach with more garbage bins to discourage visitors from leaving their waste in the sand (http://www.bit.ly/I64SwK).
Americans, those who call the United States home, put more strain on the environment, per capita, than any other people on Earth. Something as simple as unplugging appliances that are not in use can make a difference; ditto for lights. Central cooling units can be kept on energy-serving settings. Companies that own electronic billboards can let them go dark. Indeed, Broadway can turn off its marquee lights. Driving smaller cars; investing in mass transit systems and so on. Starting at noon, thousands are expected to gather on the National Mall in Washington for an environmental movement pep rally. (http://www.bit.ly/I64SwK)
Today is a day to commit or recommit to performing the smallest act – to reach in the words of the song performed by Kenny Bobien in the video above from SM DPR Productions – to save our home.
To find Earth Day events in cities and countries around the world, search for “Earth Day 2012 VENUE NAME.”