The earth is what we all have in common.
I remember the first Earth Day. We felt so proud and empowered, we were consciously considering what we, as people, were doing to destroy the very planet on which we lived. It was a wonderful feeling. There actually was an effort made during the 1970's. President Carter had solar panels installed on the White House, fuel standards for automobiles were set high and there was a push for alternative energy. Then came Ronald Reagan and the 1980's. I won't say anything further, I think the ensuing 29 years speak for them self.
I had these shoes, the original Earth Shoe. They were very popular and very comfortable. I find Earth shoes are still made and I am having trouble with sore feet. Perhaps I should give them a try all these years later. It always amazes me. What was once old is new again.
This day has always been a cliche`, but perhaps we can give just a little thought to the damage we all do and try to find some way we can individually change something for the better.