Happy Earth Day!
Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Since its humble US inception as a true grassroots effort in 1970, the campaign to bring awareness and positive change to environmental issues impacting the earth has become a global phenomenon. Here at home, the efforts of this communal organization has resulted in the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and led to the legislative passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts. Similar measures have been enacted in other countries around the world, all as a result of concerned people gathering together to bring awareness of and solutions to harmful practices against the earth.
Unfortunately, there are regions in the world where ignorance, poverty, apathy, and the basic need to survive contribute to total disregard of the environment, resulting in the devastation and polluting of land, air and water, and diminishing a decent quality of life for people in the process. An expose’ entitled “Welcome to Hell” by Jeremy Kaplan of Fox News details in text and pictures one such place in Africa. Click on the icon above to view. It is worth a look.
We hope you join us in observing Earth Day this year. Whether you actively participate in a business or community sponsored event, or simply implement personal changes around the home or office that benefit the environment, the important aspect is to reflect and acknowledge that we can all have a positive impact on this planet!