Today is Earth Day, a day focused on the protection and celebration of our natural environment. Earth Day is a global celebration. The health of our environment is important here in the U.S., in Central America, in Africa, in Europe and throughout the world. Our very survival is dependent on clean and adequate water and a plentiful harvest.
So today, we celebrate the beauty of the earth:
We are grateful for clean water for bathing, drinking and farming:
We recognize the importance of our oceans, lakes and rivers and their role in providing food, transportation, drinking water, and other necessities and pleasures in our lives:
We respect the importance of protecting our water, our air and our soil so that we have adequate food to eat and water to drink here in the United States and throughout the world. We recognize that adequate food and water are important for the health and security of our own families and for our worldwide populations.
While none of us can individually solve the problems of environmental pollution, we can each help to protect our world resources by planting trees, recycling trash, avoid polluting our water, soil and air and reducing our energy consumption.
As we honor the importance of water, earth and air in meeting our basic necessities, we are also grateful for nature’s beauty in our parks and gardens that feed, not the body, but the soul.
On Earth Day 2012, and every day, we wish you well and ask you to GO GREEN.