Twenty-seven years ago, at the UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, the well-known peace activist John McConnell suggested a single day be set aside to admire Mother Earth and the idea of peace. One year later on the first day of spring, March 21, 1970, the first Earth Day was celebrated. And this year, more than a quarter century later, the Paris Agreement will be signed by the United States and more than 120 other countries fulfilling the requirement of the drafted climate protection treaty embraced by the 195 nations represented at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference.
But you don’t have to be a member of the UN or a Parisian to help promote McConnell’s vision of a greener lifestyle … all you have to do is care enough to do something. Anything.
Now go. Be like the Lorax and give a shit about what’s happening here … and recycle —if you do one thing, do that!
Read more about John McConnell; read more about celebrating Earth Day in the Hoosier State (if you happen to live in Indianapolis or happen to want to stop by … of course since it’s Earth Day and all, I highly recommend riding your bike rather than jumping on a plane or driving so might want to get started now). Today’s post inspired by The Daily One-word Prompt: Earth.