Comments on: What Does Earth Day Mean To You? The EPA Blog Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:22:16 +0000 hourly 1 By: calin puscas Tue, 21 Aug 2012 18:44:01 +0000 Since the birth of tourism on July 5, 1841 – first “trip” on the Earth – organized by Thomas Cook in Derbyshire, England, tourism has meant something more than just “collecting money from people”.
What visionary Thomas Cook wanted, was to share travel experiences with his kind and give them the desire and opportunity to discover the Earth on which they live.
Leaving the yard is just the first step in a journey that can enrich your life.
Where do your “first step” get you? There is a place of luxury or just a green pasture with a clear sky above?
Do we need all the “gizmo’s of the fresh new world”? Or just we put our boots on and step on the dirt?
There is a tendency in the world to have a more natural way in the looking and searching for our “lost paradise”, but nevertheless, the tehnical wonders of this millenium could also help humans to reach places that otherwise will remain unknowned and unappreciated.

By: Evi Tue, 07 Jun 2011 18:48:57 +0000 take a bath everyday, clean up the environment around us,
everyday, not just in 1 day

By: Anonymous Mon, 25 Apr 2011 21:03:23 +0000 ”WITH THIS WORLD ANOTHER WORLD”

By: Aaron R Dyer Mon, 25 Apr 2011 19:20:00 +0000 I think I rode my bike to work that day but that was mostly a coincidence.

Why Earth “Day”? Is that all it gets: one-day? I have plenty of lapses and non-environmentally friendly practices, but surely it’s the small gestures on a regular basis that make more of a difference than a day to be extra-careful. For my part, I:

-Have owned and used canvas (not PVC) grocery bags since 2005
-Have ridden my bike to work 2-3 days a week since 2007
-Have been composting since 2008
-Switched to CFLs in 2005 and I have yet to replace one
-Use a push-reel mower
-Don’t buy plastic-bottled beverages or water

Etc. Earth Day is a great focal point, and I wish I was able to implement the grander projects others have promoted. But it would be nice for everyone to do the little things, every time.