Author: Alice Shevchuk
One of the greatest awareness campaigns in history turns 49 today. Happy Earth Day!
Earth Day 2019 spotlights the rapid reduction in plant and wildlife populations and the complicit role we play. It is not a new concept, and while most of us understand species loss to be a terrible thing, many view it in an abstract way; sad, but distant and not of any direct or immediate concern.
Earth Day is an opportunity to reflect on one of the few things that every person, past and present, has in common: our beautiful planet. With our busy schedules and hectic lives, it’s easy to forget how our actions affect the Earth, but we all have a responsibility to cherish and protect our planet – and not just on Earth Day.