Monday, April 21, 2008
A Day for the Earth - plus a giveaway!!
Earth Day 2008 is a global celebration about awareness of what is healthy for the earth, and ultimately what is healthy for us who live on the earth. The start of Earth day dates back to President Kennedy's time, and if you ask me, unfortunately, it hasn't really had a large impact on how people treat the earth. Celebrations for Earth Day take place in some major cities, but mostly in schools around the country and world. But is this one day enough?
I don't know which scientist are correct and I'm not really fond of the recent "green" marketing that is so hot right now, but I do think that we need to respect our home, the earth, and take care of it.
Today there are many ways to do this that are not hardships, just a different way of thinking. Changing a shower head to save water, using low voltage florescent or LED light bulbs, and buying from fresh produce from the local farmer's market, are just a small sampling of the simple things you can do to make the world a healthier place to live.
Why should we bother? Because of your children and their children; because God gave us beauty and we should behold it; and because we should all learn to be less self absorbed and take the time to stop and smell the wild flowers. Honestly, I believe that the earth will take care of itself in the end, but that we many not be able to handle the environment on the earth that we create because of our excesses. I do think that small positive works by many will make an great impact on the world that we and our children and our children's children enjoy.
To celebrate Earth Day and the bit of awareness that it brings, I am giving away a 8x10 print to one lucky winner. All you have to do to win is leave a comment with what you do in your daily life to help the earth maintain a healthy environment for life.
Make sure I can contact you in case you win (you can convo your email address via my esty store, but make sure you post here too.) Entries will be taken though Monday, April 28th at midnight PST. The winner will be drawn the next day and posted on my blog.
I will ship internationally and you get to pick your image from any of my photographs.