I surprised myself by not posting yesterday... Maybe because as much as I love the idea of Earth Day, for me every day is (and should be) Earth Day. I confess that yesterday I didn't do anything different than I would have any other day.
People's negative attitudes toward being green really get me down a lot of the time. I especially hate it when a BIG company like Staples announces a green initiative they're taking (and let me tell you, they do sooo much!! They're really inspirational), on their Facebook page for example, and instead of congratulating them or respecting that a BIG company like that is seeing how important it is... people just say negative things about "being green is a waste of time and money" or the like.
Why is it a waste?
Does it HURT anyone to be more green?
I read a great article in Reader's Digest a year or two ago and that was the author's main question.
Maybe right now there is still a lot of debate about whether or not climate change has been caused by man. Let's say by miracle of miracles that humans have had no influence on the Earth's changing climate whatsoever. (And let me tell you how relieved I would be to hear that!) Even so... does being green and being less wasteful HURT anything?
I only wish that someone could convince me that humans have nothing to do with it.
I hope that in a few years I'm proven wrong and the honeybee population bounces back and we can continue to enjoy affordable fruit and vegetables, not to mention everything else for which the bees are responsible.
I would love for all of the environmental worst-case-scenarios you hear about to be proven wrong and ridiculous.