Happy Earth Day

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Photo by Jorge Illich
Photo by Jorge Illich

 

Happy Earth Day!

This year, let’s do more than recycle and refrain from littering (people who throw out cigarette butts into gutters and out of car windows, you still have work to do). Let’s vote for people who will protect clean air and water (seriously, who doesn’t need clean air or water?). Let’s vote on policies that will ensure our children’s children’s children will have enough water and enough food. Let’s do all that we can to stop our coastal cities from sinking into rising sea levels (hello, human migration!), to prevent further droughts and catastrophic weather events that are killing our brothers and sisters in other countries, and to prevent more mass extinction of species that this planet needs to function correctly (if you believe in a higher power and/or if you know a little something about ecology, you get what I’m saying). Protecting our planet and respecting our earth is more than politics or a religion or even science: it’s about being a decent human being.

If you believe in a God, you should take care of your planet. If you love animals, you should take care of your planet. If you are an atheist or agnostic, you should take care of your planet. If you have children or if you hate the thought of having children, you should take care of your planet. If you have a job or if you are living on the streets, you should take care of your planet. If you want a bright future for the next seven generations, you should take care of our planet. All of us, whether we care about our planet our not, have a collective responsibility and duty to take care of our planet, because it’s home to all of us.