As Earth Day approaches, how about taking a moment to applaud yourself for everything you’re already doing to be kind to the planet. Maybe you’re saving energy (and reducing global warming emissions) by driving less or adjusting your thermostat. Maybe you’re saving trees by using less paper and buying recycled paper products.
Lately I’ve been thinking about the wildlife that lives around me. Born Free USA reminds us that “our earth is their earth home too.” Their “Coexisting with Wildlife” campaign is designed to promote the peaceful sharing of the earth, particularly in areas where people and wildlife tend to come into conflict. Their website has all sorts of resources for humanely living with the animals in our midst.
Check it out and share it with others!
For anyone living in an urban area or in areas abutting undeveloped natural lands, rats, mice, squirrels, raccoons, skunks, deer, and even coyotes probably live in your neighborhood, and even in your home. Sometimes it may be tempting to call these critters a nuisance - when the deer feast on your favorite flowers or the raccoons make a mess out of your tidy trash bag or a skunk sprays your dog. This year on Earth Day, send out a moment of appreciation for all these wild and semi-wild creatures and keep on caring for the Earth we all share!