Phew! What I think of as “Earth Week” is coming to a close.
As I reflect on this, a great blue heron is sitting on my pool cage, cleaning his feathers. His presence feels like a good omen to me.
Since I can’t do justice to all the Earth Day happenings, I’ll just mention 3 happy highlights:
Globally, the good folks at Earthday.org report that over a billion people in 192 countries participated in everything from coastal cleanups to peaceful protests calling for cleaner energy. That’s a lotta people.
Locally, the Sustany’s Foundation helped celebrate the 10 new “Green Business” designees in the City of Tampa, Florida. The 10 restaurants participated together in a program, tailored to their business, that tackled everything from food waste to recycling. Go Tampa!
Individually – I felt privileged to present a webinar on “Green Tips for the Home” to a client. Raising awareness about what a carbon footprint is – and how to reduce it while saving money – is a treat for me.
Keep the Earth Day Spirit Every Day
While Earth Day is officially over, for me and every other business that is transitioning to greener operations, it really isn’t over. It won’t be over until our economy – from our buildings to our transportation to our energy grid – is on a sustainable footing.
And because I want to hurry the arrival of that day, tomorrow – and all the days after – will be Earth Day too.
What did you do for Earth Day? I’d love to hear in the comments!