There would be very little point in my exhausting myself and other conservationist themselves in trying to protect animals and habitats if we weren’t at the same time raising young people to be better stewards.
April 22nd is the earth day.
The day observes the need to protect the environment… it was instated in 1970 to to promote ideas of ecology, encourage respect for life on earth and highlight growing concern over pollution of the soil and water.
From 1962 – to 1970 almost an eight year gestation period for the movement.
The 1962 bestseller by Rachel Garson called Silent spring triggered the movement, the Vietnam war, the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill, the beetles the hippies all added momentum to this.
But did I do anything yesterday to commemorate this?
Well yes and no,
I sincerely believe like Fredrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) that “the earth has a skin, the skin has diseases and one of them is man.”
I attended no rally or seminar; I did not update my status or put in a blog.
Let’s look at it this way, there is no point in just quoting the Cree Indian and saying ~
When the last tree dies and the
Last river been poisoned and the last fish been
Caught will we realize we cannot eat money.
We need to talk alternates, and children don’t listen they observe, see and follow. I created the compost bin one at our building garden and one for my balcony garden.
We worked an earn while you learn program for young gardeners, it’s just that one bit.
Sir Francis Bacon got it right when he figured “Nature to commanded must be obeyed.”