|Graphic Credit: Zoolatry|
There are lots of ways to celebrate Earth Day. Dogs can choose to sleep - especially on a rainy Earth Day.
But humans should open their eyes wide and take action on Earth Day. There are so many ways to help our planet and show how much we care about it:
- participate in a cleanup
- spend the day at a National or State Park
- plant a tree or two…or ten
- read "The Lorax" with a child you love
- do some research into an environmental issue that interests you
- visit an AZA certified zoo or aquarium and find out what they do for conservation (trust me, they will be thrilled to tell you)
- well, it goes on, leave your ideas in the comments!
As for me, I chose to attend a satellite March for Science in Norfolk, Virginia. It was fun and I truly believe the numbers of people globallywho marched sent a clear message that people want politicians to use data and evidence to create policies that will keep our planet healthy.
Fact. There is no planet B. There isn't going to be in time for some giant science fiction exodus of humanity.
The Norfolk March was attended by about a thousand people. It ended at a local brewery, who blocked off their parking lot for a huge Earth Day party with two bands, food trucks, vendors, and of course plenty of beer (beer=science you know). Science people are just so much fun.
|There were so many great signs - and shirts!|
|Turnout was fantastic. Look how far back down the street the crowd extends!|
|"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." - The Lorax, Dr. Seuss|