Daily Thoughts 139: Earth Day

Author's selfieI want to leave a better planet for future generations. I’d like to see a more sustainable future for everyone. It isn’t easy. Sometimes it seems like there is too much to tackle. Even so, sometimes it is the little steps, taken by many, that make a global difference. Climate change is a perfect example. We didn’t sit down and come up with an international agreement on what we were going to do in order to raise the global temperature. We’ve done the same things any species does in expanding, reproducing, seeking new food (energy) sources, etc. All of those steps add up to a big impact. Only one of the myriad ways in which we impact the planet, while at the same time adversely affecting ourselves.

Litter

I took a small step today. It might seem inconsequential. I walk every day past trash and litter. I’ve thought many times that I need to take a bag and pick things up as I go.

clean up your planetIt took less than a mile to fill the bag and then I carried it the rest of the way, sometimes stuffing in one more small item. I walked past more trash. Was there any reason I couldn’t do it on other days? No. I just needed to do it. It’s something I can easily do.

Science

Today is also the March for Science. I work Saturdays, but here are some important words from Neil deGrasse Tyson.