Friday, April 22, 2011

Earth Day

Today is Earth Day! I believe that taking care of the earth is important because God gave it to us.

Then the LORD God took the man
and put him in the garden of Eden
to tend and keep it.
Genesis 2:15

God could have created this world in just an instant. After all, He spoke everything into existence. Instead, He took six days to create the earth, making it a perfect home for man to live in.

Although sin has destroyed much of the beauty, our planet is still beautiful. If you keep your eyes open, you can see the fingerprints of God. Just watch Planet Earth or Planet Seas to see some of the beauty. Or, take a look in your own backyard. God gave us a huge gift and told mankind to tend and keep it.

There are many, many things we can do to benefit our world. They don't even have to be environmental causes, per se. Taking care of our fellow human beings is also a great way to celebrate Earth Day.

Environmentalism, recycling, reusing, reducing our impact on the planet... all of these things have been on my mind lately. I think the tsunami in Japan brought the issue to the forefront of my mind. Looking at the photos and videos of some parts of Japan, I cry. Not only are the people forced to start their lives over, the environmental impact is huge. What do you do with all of the wrecked buildings? The cars? The trashed belongings? All of that trash has to go somewhere.

Lately, I've been looking into the zero waste lifestyle. Don't Waste Your Homemaking brought it to my attention by posting this video.

I'll be sharing more later about my first attempts at reducing my waste. Even though I have no intention of going this extreme, it's a great motivation!

Are you doing anything specific to celebrate Earth Day?


LaVonne @ Long Wait said...

We didn't really celebrate Earth Day today. But we do recycle, buy natural eco-friendly cleaning products, try to eat mainly organic and local as possible and use reusable bags.

I think it is important to be good stewards of the Earth too.

I hope you have a blessed Easter weekend!

Long Wait For Isabella

Missie said...

Happy beleted Earth Day and Happy Easter!