I remember when I was in the 3rd grade my dad, who worked for the Soil Conservation Service, came to my school and helped us plant trees. I don’t remember if it was for Earth Day or Arbor Day or anything formal and I highly doubt that climate change was a part of the conversation, but I do remember planting those trees.
Earth Day is coming up soon. Next Saturday, April 22nd to be exact. It strikes me how different a world Taelin is growing up in. She was just talking this week about the Great Barrier Reef and how much of it is dying because the ocean is warmer than it used to be.
The current political climate is apparently making room for the argument of whether or not all the scientific data we have been collecting for year is even accurate. So, it seems like this year, there needs to be a little bit more action on Earth Day than just planting a tree.
Our family will be attending the local March for Science to support well…science. It is a bit baffling that it even needs to be done but we will be there.
I was doing some reading on what else we might be able to do to recognize the day and came upon Billions Acts of Green which shares some very tangible ideas for what people might do to take action for the earth. I took the ecological quiz and found out if everyone lived liked I live it would take 4.6 Earths to support us. Yikes. There is only one earth.
What will you be doing to recognize Earth Day this year?