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How to Commemorate Earth Day

Thursday, April 14th, 2016
Earth Day

Love Mother Earth by being a good steward.

This is Passport to Texas

I remember the first Earth Day Celebration. It was April 22, 1970, and I was a young, impressionable kid.

Leading up to it were weeks of news reports about how we were killing the planet… with litter, toxic chemicals, wasting resources, destruction of wild places, and air pollution.

It scared me. So, I decided to do what I could to help. Not big things, of course. I was just a kid. I started turning off lights in empty rooms, and not letting water run while I brushed my teeth. I also started to pick up other people’s litter I found on the ground.

Plus, I finally understood why my mother recycled newspapers, composted our kitchen scraps, grew some of our food in a backyard garden, and always kept the thermostat at a low setting in winter.

It’s the little things we do every day that make a difference when it comes to the long-term health of our planet. Nobody expects perfection—just a bit of effort.

Perhaps this Earth Day, April 22, we can rededicate ourselves to putting forth that extra effort when it comes to keeping our big, beautiful planet, and every living thing she supports, healthy and strong for generations to come.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti