This Earth Day feels different. I know I don’t need to list the challenges we’re facing — whether political, financial, social, spiritual, or personal — because it would be a lengthy article in and of itself. Certain obstacles jump into my mind instantly, and certain others, I’m sure, jump out at you.
Unfortunately, one of those challenges is environmental. Our planet is changing, as is everything else, and not entirely for the better; and not entirely on its own. We have a responsibility to admit our role in the deteriorating natural world and, like with any good and complete apology, resolve to improve. An assortment of Gallup Polls have been measuring the public’s opinion on the environment in 2021, and it’s not as upbeat as it could be. Now’s the time to turn things around.
Believe it or not, my goal isn’t to sadden you; actually, my goal is to encourage you by proposing small improvements that make a big difference, and will slowly but surely aid the efforts to heal the environment. Some of the ideas are even, dare I say, fun?
So this Earth Day, let’s embrace the difference, embrace the change, and therefore embrace the hope by choosing a more environmentally friendly option when possible. Happy Earth Day! After reading this, go shamelessly hug a tree, okay? I promise you’ll feel a sweet endorphin kick.