Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Celebrate Earth Day! 50 Years and Counting
Fifty years ago today I took part in the first Earth Day celebrations. Me, my good friend Jane, our Mothers (organizers of this clean-up event) and a few more kids and adults that my mind has now blurred, cleaned up an off-road spot on Farley Road. It was a dirt car path into the woods that was frequented by young adults to park and drink. I remember groaning at the thought of cleaning up all the bottles and cans thrown by those with no respect for the land or other people's property. Now what stands out in my mind is the feeling of accomplishment we all had at bringing this lovely little spot back to it's former beauty.
My prayer continues to be for each person to do their small part to keep our Earth whole. Little steps lead to such big things. Not a chore at all. We can do this!