Each year, Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970, which helped raise consciousness about humankind’s misuse of our precious planet and its resources. Actually, inhabitants of “Planet Earth” received their first wake up call regarding the dangers facing our environment with the publication of Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring in 1962. Publication of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si raised the urgency of immediate action by everyone to “care for our common home.”
For the 2018 Earth Day celebration, the Earth Day Network is sponsoring a challenge to reduce plastic consumption/pollution. Click here to visit their website for additional information.