“What day is it,?” asked Pooh.
“It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.
“My favorite day,” said Pooh.”
A. A. Milne
Today is Earth Day!
A day to celebrate? Hardly.
A day to remind us of our responsibility for this planet? Maybe.
A day like any other day? I believe so.
Yesterday was John Muir’s birthday. His conscience about conservation and the environment was born after an accident that nearly cost him his eyesight. At the time he was an avid inventor of mechanical devices. The accident had a profound effect on John. It was not the pain nor faintness that bothered him, it was the idea that he would never see a flower again.
I believe, humans are the first species that have the capacity to decide the fate of this planet. It is in our hands to decide, which living spaces we want to grant other species and us! Hence, every day is Earth Day. Our actions or lack thereof affect us, our children, and our environment today and in the future.