Thursday, June 3, 2010

World Environment Day (June 5)

From EPPN:

The theme of World Environment Day this year is Many Species. One Planet. One Future. This theme highlights the urgency of the catastrophic impact of our economic and commercial choices on the world's diverse ecosystem. The world's biodiversity is under sustained assault from greenhouse gas emissions and unchecked and unplanned commercial development throughout the world. There is an urgent need to dedicate our action, attention, and advocacy on protecting and restoring the world biodiversity. Learn more about World Environment Day.

What can you do?
The premise of World Environment Day is that each individual citizen of the world is an agent of change, empowered to call attention to the need to act responsibly in our consumption of fossil fuels while also making individual choices that conserve energy and encourage disciplined use of resources. On World Environment Day, you have an opportunity to Green Your Routine by reducing your consumption of energy.

Simple actions on this day of observance that can help you Green Your Routine:

  • Organizing a neighborhood clean up
  • Walking or riding your bike to work
  • Using a reusable cloth bag for shopping rather than plastic bags
  • Planting a tree
  • Letting your Member of Congress know about your interest in the energy and environmental concerns that you have.

  • O merciful Creator, thy hand is open wide to satisfy the needs of every living creature: Make us, we beseech thee, ever thankful for thy loving providence; and grant that we, remembering the account that we must one day give, may be faithful stewards of thy good gifts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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