What does Earth Day mean to you?
"Just to respect the Earth and not be wasteful."
-- Shawn Ritter, Cooperstown, contractor
"I think it means to preserve the environment for people who come after you."
-- Bernice Christian, Guilford, retired
"It's just a day to do something nice for the environment."
-- Lawrence Erickson, Bainbridge, retail
"It's usually a day where they get kids to do something like plant a tree or make sure they recycle."
-- Brian McGill, Oneonta, student
"I didn't know that it was Earth Day, but I'm sure the people who do make sure they are kind to the Earth."
-- Randy Patton, Delhi, student
"It means to help the planet. When I was young, I used to plant a tree every Earth Day."
-- Carmen Parrish, Oneonta, Image consultant