April 22nd marks the 51st anniversary of Earth Day. Since 1970, Earth Day has raised awareness of the planet we live on, pollution, climate change, endangered species and many other environmental issues.
Promise a green lifestyle
April 22nd marks the 51st anniversary of Earth Day.
Since 1970, Earth Day has raised awareness of the planet we live on, pollution, climate change, endangered species and many other environmental issues.
On the 51st anniversary of Earth Day, it is better than now to commit to “greening our lifestyles” to preserve our environment. Our environment is very valuable and complex. It surrounds us and ultimately determines our survival.
“Sustainability” means being able to meet present needs without compromising the ability to meet the needs of future generations. We all want our children, grandchildren, and future generations to enjoy simple things like the majestic beauty of our earth and its creatures. However, the environment is challenged daily by our activities that cause air pollution, water pollution and toxic chemicals. The environment affects us all and is to be cherished, not abused or destroyed.
We can help to preserve our environment and extend its lifespan. Our individual choices can make a difference. We need to pause and consider how we live and the choices we make that will affect our planet. First, let’s be considerate and take as little as possible and not more than we need. Let’s be more aware of what we are doing, how we are doing it, and how we can minimize our impact. Little things like turning off lights, setting thermostats, unplugging unnecessary plugs, taking shorter showers, more walking and cycling, recycling and carpooling are examples of simple things we can do on a daily basis.
Small changes and decisions in the way we use resources can have a positive impact. Unfortunately, when we lose something, we will finally appreciate its value. We all love to watch the fascinating TV shows that show our planet and all of its great wonders. Let’s not miss the opportunity to take a walk on the beach or a hike in the woods for ourselves or future generations. Let’s prevent nature from ending up in the history books.
Our natural resources are gifts. As the recipient of these wonderful gifts, it is our duty to protect and receive them. Let us all be proud and personally commit to respect the earth, be better environmental stewards, and think of others as we step into the future. Please commit to “greening your lifestyle”.
Check out the following websites for some creative and educational ways to celebrate Earth Day with your family: atearthday.org/earth-day-tips/ and littlebinsforlittlehands.com/ hands-on-earth-day-activity-for- kids /.