Monday, April 21st, 2014
“I want to plant a tree because tomorrow is Earth Day,” my 11-year-old daughter told me while looking at the giant calendar in the kitchen. I answered that planting a tree was a nice idea, but I was thinking that for us parents, the best celebration for Earth Day, and one we could teach kids as well, is to help prevent the over-consumption or thoughtless use of the Earth’s resources.
Human beings have destroyed and converted into garbage so much of Earth’s resources and caused many environmental disasters such as:
- The Niger Delta
- Bhopal in India
- The Gulf Oil spill
- Lago Agrio in Ecuador
to mention just a few, plus all the wars that have happened because of our interest in controlling the Earth’s resources, particularly oil. Read more