Earth: We’re all in it together this Earth Day
April 17, 2014
Earth Day has never been more important and timely given the recent alarming reports from the world’s scientists. We’re losing our planetary life-support system more quickly than they had anticipated, and they’ve known for decades. Our children will certainly suffer. We owe them an apology — and a habitable place to thrive.
We’ve had a great ride, but we used it up — most of the forests, fish, birds, agricultural land, petroleum and potable water — and we left even the air contaminated. We have to turn this around in a hurry. Now that will take a herculean effort on the part of individuals, communities, countries, industries and international organizations.
Earth Day is a great educational opportunity, and there are a couple of events for the public to take advantage of: On Tuesday, April 22, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) will present “The State of the Yuba” at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley at 6 p.m. On Wednesday, April 23, the Grass Valley campus of Sierra College will host an Earth Day Fair, with many fun and educational opportunities presented by a variety of environmental and other groups from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s a start.