Earth Day even in a pandemic

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This year is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.  2020 should have been a wonderful year, with the anniversary serving as a way to re-energize the public’s awareness of the importance of this day.  Instead, all public events have been canceled, and many online events have been trying to garner attention in amid the chaos of the anti-shutdown protests, and the Covid-19 related deaths. Despite the fact that is day needs to continue being important to us all, this year it may seem impossible to focus on what is needed.  Perhaps that is the very reason why we all should try to do it despite it all.

Most of what we all normally do to live green has been thrown out of whack, but perhaps the awareness of that can help us to refocus, and try to get things back on track as soon as possible. At least one good thing is coming from all this though, nature is getting a bit of a break.  If this shutdown helps to show that our behavior does leave a mark on the word, then perhaps this can serve as proof that conservation efforts should be increased.  Only time will tell if enough people are listening.  In the meantime, Happy Earth Day, Week, and Month to you all.

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