Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day 2010

It has been quite a while since Obama IS America! did any blogging. So here we go, is Earth Day!

It seems that Earth Day 2010 might have special significance - people are slowly starting to understand that a lot needs to be done or at least that something needs to be done to ensure that we preserve our home here on Earth.

What are some things YOU can do?

Firstly, you can look out your window at the sky, the trees, the spring flowers and just let yourself slip into AWE.... We live on a PLANET!!! FLOATING IN THE UNIVERSE!!! And it is covered in the bizarre and the divinely beautiful - water, rock formations, caves, flowers, vines, grasses, trees, butterflies, beetles, lizards, elephants, human beings. At night when far from the city, the sky is covered in diamonds - other galaxies, stars, planets (although the likelihood of any of them having ecosystems as complex as ours is quite unknown).

If all humans went back to simply experiencing WONDER at the magic of our Mother Earth, maybe the solutions for how to save her from destruction would be much more clear.

In the meantime, try not to use plastic - at least today, try not to drive if possible, tell someone (even if just a plant) that you love them, and believe deeply that we can save our Mother.

Happy Earth Day everyone!

Peace and love,

Obama IS America!


Anonymous said...

love this post. it is beautiful. Will not use plastic today, since I missed Earth Day - was in Minneapolis!

Anonymous said...

Love this post! Will not use plastic all this week - that is a great idea. OR will not use disposable anything. I've also been saving my tissues from restaurants and using them to clean my kitchen instead.