Today is April 22nd.
In addtion to being the anniversary of the first release of Shrek in theatre (the more you know right?) it’s also Earth Day! And everyone is invited. Yes every 7,309,910,105 (at the second I’m typing this post) of you.
Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22nd, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection.
(Thank you Wikipedia).
Random fact about the Earth:
– It’s round and revolves around the sun.
Well, that was a good introduction wasn’t it? I’m sure you are all wondering what can be more exciting than that.
I know everyone loves a good heated and controversial debate (that dress was obviously blue and black) but it’s not what today is about. I could rant about this little thing called global warming, don’t know if you have heard of it. I could blame humanity, declare us doomed by our own fault and end my days in the woods talking to the trees. But I won’t. There is no point in drowning ourselves in sorrow and self-hatred.
‘Be the change that you wish to see in the world.’
That’s what Mahatma Gandhi said. I tend to think he was an Ok kind of guy.
Today might be the occasion to make a pledge. You don’t have to go full Vegan but could for example have a look at those 50 ways to help the Earth. Start small; everything is a little step for a better world. Be aware and think.
As a starting point, may I suggest What in God’s Name Are You Eating?: How Can Christians Live and Eat Responsibly in Today’s Global Village?. Andrew Francis reflects on the issues that interest us today and open the debate about our consumptions habits. Or Global Warming: Are We Entering the Greenhouse Century? By Stephen H. Schneider that already warned us in 1990 (that was 25 years ago!) about this environmental issue.
Well, and if you’re dying to discover which animal you are, check the google home page. Google, always first on what really matters. I’m a pangolin by the way…
Here, have a Nice Earth Day, the gifs are on me. You’re welcome.