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Celebrating Earth Day 2023

Planet Earth – home to 8B people and an infinite number of plants and animals.

Often, we call this planet by the feminine attribute, Mother Earth. Maybe we do that because she is beautiful, wondrous, and mysterious.

The first Earth Day was held in 1970 and drew 20 million participants. Today, approximately, 193 countries participate in Earth Day. The American Heritage Magazine called it “one of the most remarkable happenings in the history of democracy.” The intent was to set aside one day to look at the environment we live in, promote ecology, and bolster awareness of global air, water, and soil pollution.

Every day is Earth Day in my world. I wonder if we could get in the habit of conserving water, doing something to reduce our carbon footprint, recycle more every day.

I love this planet even though I haven’t seen or experienced 10% of its vastness. Some days I look at the clouds and think their shapes and white hues are surreal in a whimsical sort of way. This spring, here in Texas hill country, as I revel in the myriads of wildflowers overtaking roadways and the landscape, I am in awe of the abundance planet Earth provides for us in myriad forms.

2030 is right around the corner and the Millennial Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to our planet reads, We are determined to protect the planet from degradation, including through sustainable consumption and production, sustainably managing its natural resources and taking urgent action on climate change, so that it can support the needs of the present and future generations. In my opinion, even though goals 13, 14, and 15 are worded intentionally with our planet in mind, I can make a case that we cannot accomplish any of the 17 SDGs unless we take better care of our planet.

Join me please in making some adjustments to your lifestyle to ensure that we all do our utmost to steward our planet lovingly. Here are some links to some ideas

I registered a 501C entity last week to start the "new build" that is taking me forever to manifest. Small, using repurposed material, and affordable. I wonder when it is all said and done if it will really be affordable.

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