On the local level, we can applaud organizations such as the Otsego County Conservation Association, which strives to protect the upper Susquehanna River watershed. We also applaud the success of the Delaware County Solid Waste Facility’s composting efforts, reduction of waste flow and recapture of gas emissions.
We can’t hope to solve big issues, like where we get our energy from, in a single day. But we can make small changes, such as replacing an incandescent light bulb with a light-emitting diode, or LED, bulb.
So whether you choose to participate in Earth Day or just sit home and read a thematically appropriate editorial, spring is always a good time to reflect and discuss the planet’s natural beauty.
Attention propagates discussion. Discussion engenders a more-informed public. And that eventually begets action.