Every year, April 22nd is set aside to commemorate Earth Day. Many communities rally around this spring time date to do neighborhood clean-ups and vacant lot green-ups. You can make a difference simply by taking a walk with a rubber glove and a garbage bag, picking up litter as you go. Or check with your local government to find out about activities that may be going on in your area.
While Earth Day is a valuable teaching tool, every day should be Earth Day. As a global village, we need to consciously make choices that will add, rather than detract, from the health of our planet. If everyone pitches in, large-scale change is possible.
Air and water quality, wildlife conservation, soil erosion, deforestation, climate change, habitat loss, energy conservation... There are so many issues that need a voice and a set of hands to do the work of "going green." How will you help?
Check of these Earth Day/conservation books to get you started. Also, take a look at my first blog post, Reading for the Earth: