Earth Day April 22 2016

Posted on April 15, 2016 at 9:05 AM

Earth Day is April 22. The Nature Conservancy organization is urging us to make it an Earth Month. A branch of this organization exists in almost all counties (visit the website to find your location) and is dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. 

But shouldn't every day be an Earth Day? Rachel Carson's book, Silent Spring, written in 1962, was a wakeup call to the damage being done to our planet. Now under scrutiny for some of her claims, it, nevertheless, provides many valuable lessons for us as stewards of Earth. I have just finished reading Dave Goulson's, A Buzz in the Meadow, and fifty years after publication of Carson's book, it looks like things haven't changed much. 

To find out more about the demise of bumblebees and its effect, visit Goulson's Bumblebee Conservation Trust site.  

If you want to turn your kids into nature lovers, I would also recommend any book by Gerald Durrell

Go to the Nature Conservancy website, to find ways that you and your family can, not just on April 22, but from now on, find ways to ease the destruction of this lovely earth.

Categories: Environment, Green Household

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