June 5th , 2010 is a global holiday about which I would wager few people know. This is the day that the UN has designated as World Environment Day. What may sound like another useless day of acknowledgment, is actually one that has the potential of changing the way we all live.
I have always been a conservationist, in the purely Western sense. However, it wasn’t until I took a trip to the Galapagos that I truly began to understand the ramifications of our actions on the planet.
Even the most subtle of activities, such as the wanton waste of water, has a tremendous effect on our global biosphere. It was then and there that I decided to try to do as much as I could to affect the world in which we live.
That is why I am imploring all of my readers to take part in one of two very simple exercises that WILL change the world.
The first is to plant a tree. Help achieve UNEP’s Billion Tree Campaign target of planting seven billion trees – one for every person on the planet – by the end of this year.
The second is to save water in simple ways like not letting the tap run while shaving, washing your face, or brushing your teeth.
By performing these very simple activities, you can help save our planet for the next generation.