Happy Earth Day!


Clean water brought to you by all who care about the Earth!


I still remember my first Earth Day!  In 1970 I was a senior at Wayzata High School, a long hair, long skirted, flower child desperate to save the world.  Reduce, Reuse and Recycle became my battle cry.  Wow, that means I’ve been recycling cans and newpapers for 40 years.  Wonder how many trees and barrels of oil I’ve saved?

The best thing about Earth Day?  It was a grass roots movement. No government spending, no corporate intervention, no big money driving it.  It was just people responding to the dirty air, the dirty water, the dirty world we were creating with lifestyle and business choices and saying STOP!  So much has happened and changed since that first Earth Day declaring doom and gloom.  I’m grateful to everyone who made it happen!

Today I’m celebrating by spending the day outside.  I’ll pick up the garbage on my road, do some gardening, take my shoes off and walk barefoot in the grass and dirt, and eat lots of fruit and veges.  It’s all about being gentle and respectful of this beautiful world we call Earth.

Remember, it’s Earth, not Uranus.  What are you doing today to celebrate Earth Day?

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