This is Earth Day. The newsroom people on the radio were discussing if they were wearing green today. And they suggested planting a tree today.
I remember the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970. Somehow, we thought Earth Day meant cleaning up our houses! Everyone threw out their junk. Curbs around the country were littered with household items being disposed, many of them large! And what good did that do? It topped-off our landfills; in essence, creating more pollution.
The good resulting from Earth Day was Democrats and Republicans coming together to create the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts.
We have come a long way, but we still have a long way to go. For more information, go here to see what you can do on a personal level to clean up our precious planet and home — Earth!