Today is Earth Day. Every day I read some bad news concerning the destruction of yet another forest, of a species that is going extinct and of new mining/oil developments around the world that are very destructive. The climate around the world is changing, the oceans are too acidic and our fresh water polluted. Scientist warn that we need to act in order to prevent disaster and I agree whole heartedly. We are all connected and dependent on the earth after all.
Earth Day is one day in the year when I really think about what I can do personally to help preserve the earth and the wildlife, and implement a strategy to do so. For instance I avoid buying plastics, chemical cleaners, insecticides and herbicides.
Plant a Tree or a bed of wildflowers to help the butterflies and bees. Take your kids out in nature to explore and teach about wildlife. Take someone or a child out bird watching. Make a concerted effort to clean up after yourself with each visit to nature, whether you are hiking, camping, fishing or hunting. Set up compost to provide nutrients to your garden instead of using chemical fertilizers. Recycle and recycle some more. If possible contribute to wildlife and nature conservation funds. Above all, let your local political leaders know that preserving the Earth is of utmost importance.
These are just a few of the things you can do personally, but there is much more. I encourage you to get on the internet and do some research and then take action. Together we can help preserve the planet and the multitude of species that we share it with.
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