Although not a national holiday, Earth Day is celebrated each April 22nd. Founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970, after the banning of DDT, this observation should be a reminder to we humans about just how much our livelihood depends upon the health of this Earth.
It is a good day to reread We went to the moon… and we discovered the Earth.
Although I won’t be around when it becomes necessary, if I was, I’d prefer to live here on Earth and not settle for Mars. Going to Mars may be a great adventure, but I’m certain most humans would not like to spend the rest of their lives there.
I hope the time comes when humans stop taking Earth for granted and start valuing what it is providing for us — before it is too late.