As I walk around Bloomington during this time of year, I am in awe of beauty of spring: the fragrant magnolia trees, yellow and white daffodils, magenta redbuds, golden forsythia, chirping birds. Springtime is a reminder that we live on an amazing planet, an amazing planet that has served so many generations of people and animals. Earth Day serves as a day of extra appreciation for our sacred planet.
Earth Day started in 1970 after a devastating oil spill in Santa Barbara with the birth of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). On this first Earth Day 20 million Americans rallied for action. Today, I feel like the purpose of Earth Day –environmental action– has slipped...read more