It's Ironic. All these Earth Day activities are growing so big, they involve a lot of people travelling in gasoline-powered cars to the various large activities and festivities, with a lot of litter to clean up after the parties are over. Some of the guests at these high-profile events might even be the very motorists who toss their beer cans and fast-food debris along our roadsides.
I can recall the beginning stages of Earth day, devoted mostly to highlighting recycling and sponsoring litter-clean-up along the highways (at least in our area).
That was a good, solid, down-to-earth foundation for Earth Day. Mother Nature has to shake her head these days at the explosion of Earth Day gatherings, while people have gotten careless or completely forgotten about the functional, effective recycling and anti-litter activities.
R.A.T. (Rose About Town) is shaking her head this morning at that too, as she takes her recycling materials to the bins at town hall and climbs into the deep ditch in front of her home to clean out the litter tossed by passers-by last night.